Police have launched a crackdown on boy-racers who meet up at a coffee shop late at night.

Officers say they have been receiving reports of antisocial behaviour in and around the Starbucks on the A405 in Chiswell Green.

The 24 hour venue and its car park has been a popular place for young drivers to meet up with crowds often staying until past midnight.

But police have reacted to an increase in reports from neighbours who can hear racing along the A405 dual carriageway or revving in the car park.

As a result, officers have been carrying high-visibility patrols in recent days and weeks.

On Friday night (July 8), police moved on two drivers known to have caused trouble before while others were spoken to about how they should behave and what impact they are having on neighbours.

A single traffic offence report was issued and police say from 8.30pm until 1am, which is how long officers were at the scene for, there were no reports of racing along the A405.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: A police car outside Starbucks facing towards the A405. Credit: St Albans PoliceA police car outside Starbucks facing towards the A405. Credit: St Albans Police

Officers returned last night and said patrols will continue on the A405 in marked and unmarked vehicles, while speed enforcement will also be carried out.

St Albans Police posted on Facebook: "Antisocial behaviour including playing music too loud, revving engines, disturbing residents, racing and substance misuse will not be tolerated and will result in those responsible being dealt with accordingly."