Supercars seized by police after 'M1 race'

A trio of high-performance supercars have been seized by police after their drivers were pulled over for racing on the M1.

The McLaren 570S, Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari were all hire cars, and are collectively worth up to £700,000.

South Yorkshire Police wrote on Facebook that the three male drivers were seen travelling side-by-side across all three lanes of the M1 between Junctions 38 and 37.

After slowing traffic down to a "very slow speed" and creating a large enough section of clear road ahead, the three drivers then accelerated away as if they were racing one another. This process was repeated multiple times.

Police say they received a number of complaints concerning the supercar drivers' actions from other motorists.

Posting on Facebook, the South Yorkshire Police Operational Support team wrote: "Going, going, gone! This seizure proved very expensive for a young male and his friends who had hired out these cars.

"Under the police reform act if you are seen driving in an anti-social manner we can seize your vehicle and impound it.

"We are pretty sure it won't be crushed and turned into tin cans but you never know.

"On a serious note, anti-social driving will not be tolerated and we will deal with you accordingly."

The spokesperson added: "Do you think this is acceptable behaviour? We certainly don't. Yes, we put rolling blocks on the motorway to assist with incidents and to keep things safe, we do not do it for the fun of it."

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