Police snare 12 in Rugby HGV operation - The Rugby Observer

Police snare 12 in Rugby HGV operation

Rugby Editorial 23rd Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

TWELVE offences were discovered in just four hours when police inspected over 45 vehicles as part of a campaign to improve driving standards and tackle criminal activity on the roads.

The HGV operation saw Warwickshire Police work alongside Northamptonshire Police and partner agencies at the A5 Rugby truck stop in Lilbourne.

Vehicles were taken to a check site and inspected, and drivers were spoken to about crime prevention and road safety advice.

Although many vehicles were in order, offences discovered included animal welfare issues, MOT offences, vehicle defects, unpaid fines and vehicle

excise licence offences.

Vehicles were also searched by Home Office Immigration Enforcement staff, but all were approved.

PC James Graham from Rugby said: “The operation went well and provided us with the ability to police our roads while also working with our partners and engaging with drivers.”

The day also involved British Transport Police, Safer Roads Partnership, Community Safety Partnership, United Kingdom Border Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, Trading Standards, Fire and Rescue Service and the Vehicle Standards Agency.

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