Police have warned that thrill seekers who flock to Enfield from around the country to use a main road as a drag strip will face justice.

Every Sunday evening speed junkies of all ages flock to the A10 Great Cambridge Road to see who can post the fastest time on the stretch between Carterhatch Lane and the M25 junction.

But the motorists' Mecca is now being heavily scrutinized by Enfield Police and the Metropolitan Police's North East traffic unit, who say they will show no mercy.

One traffic unit officer, who declined to be named to protect his identity for future operations, revealed that police catch as many as 20 drivers every Sunday.

He said: “People come down and post their times on YouTube, like a Top Gear leader board.”

Most recently, professional chauffeur Mark Singer, 38 from Islington was caught doing speeds of 92mph in a 40mph zone on the A10.

The 38 year old was arrested for dangerous driving and speeding and subsequently banned from driving for 18 months after pleading guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates on June 21.

Despite the craze taking off massively in the past 12 months, the traffic unit will show no tolerance.

The traffic officer said: “We want people to know that we will seize people’s cars and they will lose their insurance. We will utilise every means at our disposal to make this a safer borough.”

People living near the road say they are kept awake by the noise and fear an accident if the unofficial time trialling continues.

William Taylor, 58, lives in Severn Drive just off the A10. He said: “It is just not on. I can hear them coming from a mile away. Someone could get seriously hurt if this continues.”

A Hoe Lane added: “The noise is unbearable, some of us have to work on Monday and it is impossible to sleep with the sound of the cars going at ridiculous speeds.”

Another Met Police officer recommended educating motorists to stop them speeding.

He added: “Ultimately this could end up in a fatality; there is a total disregard for the roads from these people.

"We are putting people before the courts regularly, and this shows the residents that we are doing something about this.”