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Illegal racers attack police patrol car

JOHOR BARU: Police detained 37 people for illegal racing and attacking a police patrol car.

Johor Baru (North) OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Hassan said the racers aged between 14 and 30, had surrounded the police vehicle at about 1.30am Sunday in Kempas, Johor, and attacked it.

"They kicked and rammed the vehicle. The patrol unit had previously arrived at the area to investigate on reports of illegal racing," he said adding that, they were attacked, as they were about to return to the police station.

ACP Ruslan said a team of more than 20 police personnel were rushed to the scene once the patrol unit reported the incident.

"We cordoned off the area and arrested the racers.

"We also seized a total of 29 motorcycles," he said adding that nobody was injured during the incident.

ACP Ruslan said the racers were also detained for other offences.

"Hundreds of racers had taken part in the race on Saturday night.

"Attacking a police vehicle is a serious offence and it will not be tolerated," he said.

ACP Ruslan urged anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999 or go to the nearest police station.

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