A street racer from Rowley Regis has been handed a suspended prison sentence and a £1,700 court bill for racing in West Bromwich. 

Sikander Hussain, aged 36, of Titford Lane, Rowley Regis, admitted to two breaches of the Black Country-wide street racing injunction. 

The incident happened at around 11.40pm on May 11 when Hussain was racing other vehicles and driving dangerously at speeds of around 80mph whilst straddling and obstructing both lanes on Kenrick Way. 

The judge ordered 37 days imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. The judge also awarded costs to the sum of £1,700.30. 

The sentencing took place at Birmingham High Court on May 23 and took into account aggravating features which included Hussain having been disqualified from driving in April 2024 and driving without insurance. 

Hussain had also previously received a warning letter from the police for being present twice in a car cruising hotspot in Birmingham in June 2023. 

Sandwell Council's Executive Director of Place, Alan Lunt, said: "I am pleased to see further action being taken to tackle this very dangerous and anti-social behaviour. 

"This is the fifth successful court case within the past year where street racers have been brought to justice for breaching the injunction order in Kenrick Way. 

"We will continue to work together with other councils, the police and other partner organisations to tackle this unacceptable behaviour." 

In February 2024, the High Court granted a full and final injunction banning street racing in the Black Country. 

It forbids anyone who is a driver, rider or passenger in or on a motor vehicle to participate between the hours of 3pm and 7am in a gathering of two or more people within the Black Country area at which some of those present engage in motor racing, motor stunts or other dangerous and obstructive driving. 

It also covers organisers and spectators, prohibiting people from promoting, organising or publicising gatherings or from participating in a gathering as a spectator with the intention or expectation that some of those present will engage in street racing. 

The injunction covers the whole of the boroughs of Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton and has a Power of Arrest attached to it which gives the police the power to arrest anyone who breaches it.

Breach of an injunction is a contempt of court and if proved the court has the power to impose a sentence of imprisonment, a fine, or an order seizing a person’s assets.