WEST NORFOLK: Motorists caught driving illegally in massive multi agency A47 crackdown
A NUMBER of motorists were caught driving illegally today in a multi-agency road-side crackdown in West Norfolk and Fenland today. Terrington Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) led the operation on the A47 in Walsoken as part of an on-going priority to target
A NUMBER of motorists were caught driving illegally today in a multi-agency road-side crackdown in West Norfolk and Fenland today.
Terrington Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) led the operation on the A47 in Walsoken as part of an on-going priority to target criminals using the local road network.
The roadside checks, which also involved road policing officers, the Environment Agency, HM Customs & Excise and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), also supported Operation Radar - the Constabulary's campaign to target rogue traders, bogus callers and those involved in affiliated rural crime.
Of the 25 vehicles pulled over, 12 motorists were handed a fine, summons or prohibition order for a range of motoring offences. These included:
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2 x No insurance
1 x Driving other than in accordance with a licence
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1 x No tax
1 x No seat belt
2 x Miscellaneous motoring offences
5 x Prohibition Notices served by VOSA (3 of these were 'immediate' -vehicles were not permitted to drive away until repairs were made - the other 2 were 'delayed' which means that they were only allowed to be driven home whereupon the faults must be rectified).
Officers also conducted one negative breath test as part of the seasonal anti-drink-drive campaign.
Terrington Inspector Paul Durham said: "It was another good day for the multi-agency team and the vast majority of people stopped were appreciative of our effort when the purpose of the stops was explained."
"Tackling those involved in crime which affects rural areas, such as metal and fuel theft, is an on-going priority for the team and we will continue to work with our partner agencies over the coming months to conduct further operations."
To contact a member of Terrington SNT call 0845 456 4567 or e-mail email@example.com