A BAN on car cruising has been extended on an industrial estate in a bid to crack down on the activity, after two people died there.

Those who race their cars, go drifting, spinning or do donuts in Trafford Park face an on the spot fine of up to £1,000.

In the past, car racing group Trafford Car Cruisers used to meet at Trafford Park regularly, with hundreds of people from all over the North travelling to attend the ‘Max Power’ events.

At one meet in 2013, a motorcyclist died after colliding with a HGV while riding his bike at high speed along Westinghouse Road.

And in April 2016, another motorcyclist racing another vehicle at a different meet broke his leg.

Then in May 2018, a woman was killed when a motorist collided with five pedestrians – eight people were convicted as a result of the incident; two of them jailed.

Calls for action prompted the council to introduce a public space protection order (PSPO) in the area in 2017, which allowed council officers and police to issue on the spot fines to those caught car cruising.

That original PSPO has now been extended by Trafford Council until February 1, 2023 .

In the three years under the previous order, there were 220 incidents logged by police.

Five of the six councillors who represent wards that include areas of Trafford Park and who responded to requests for their feedback were in favour of the order extension. Thirty-five other councils across the UK have similar orders.