Clamp down on illegal vehicles in Swindon

Alert message sent 18/09/2018 18:23:00

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Wiltshire Police has been clamping down on vehicles with no tax or insurance in Pinehurst.  

Officers from the local Community Policing Team working with the DVLA and Tri-force Roads Policing officers from Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset worked throughout today (18/09) to proactively seize vehicles which were illegally on the road.  

During the operation, 10 vehicles were clamped for not having tax, four vehicles seized for no insurance and two traffic offence reports were issued for driving offences; one driver was using a mobile phone and one was driving without an MOT. 

Sgt Caroline Burt, Swindon North Community Policing Team deputy, said:  "The aim of our operation was to reduce the amount of un-taxed and un-insured vehicles on the roads in Pinehurst and I feel we have made a major dent in that number.  
"The operation follows on from a number of reports from members of the public of anti-social behaviour in the area, which ties in with the use of illegal vehicles.  
"Today's successful outcome is the result of local officers closely working with colleagues from Tri-Force Roads Policing and the DVLA - a partnership which we will use again as we continue to crack down on those vehicles and drivers which shouldn't be on our roads." 

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