BOY racers have been targeted in a people power campaign after the death of a devoted dad.
Residents in Beach Road, Prestatyn, have called for speed humps to halt speeding drivers they say are putting lives at risk.
It comes after the death of Jonathan Sillett, 42, of Beach Close, who collapsed on July 21 after confronting occupants of vehicle seen driving erratically near his home.
Nine people arrested over his death have been bailed.
Beach Road East resident Barry Davies, 58, will now call a meeting with community leaders and residents demanding speed humps along the road.
He said: “We need proper speed humps on the road.
“The boy racers are using the car parks at each end of the road as pit stops and racing along the road.
“And because there are no cars parked they use both sides of the road to race.
“I have seen cars on the wrong side of the road. We need humps that cover the whole road, not ones that can be driven over easily."
Mr Davies, who has lived on the road for 26 years, said it is a “miracle” no one had been hurt in a crash and called for the entrance to Prestatyn cricket ground off Beach Close to be blocked off.
He said: “They also drive onto the cricket ground. We need to put kerbs on it and posts.”
Resident Mark Platt said at least a third of drivers break the 30mph limit.
He said: “What happened to Mr Sillett could have happened to anyone. It is very sad. I have been out to talk to speeding drivers and so have my neighbours.
“There is concern, we need speed bumps. I have been overtaken while turning into my drive.”
Former Prestatyn North councillor Mike German described Mr Sillett as outstanding citizen.
He said: “For him to have died from what was a result of what can only be described as anti-social behaviour is devastating.
“A lot of people are aware of speeding motorists. On a quiet night you can hear the roar from the engines.”
Last week, North Wales Police said they had not had any reports of anti-social behaviour involving vehicles in the area of Beach Road.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Graham Talbot said: "I am aware that in recent days there has been mention of vehicles driving erratically and we did receive a call about this.
“I am able to confirm that until this incident North Wales Police had not received any reports by the public of anti social behaviour involving vehicles in the area of Beach Road, Prestatyn, within the last 12 months.
“Prestatyn is one of the safest and quietist areas in North Wales and the recent tragic event when Mr Sillett died would appear to be an isolated incident.”