Brighouse police’s fine effort to tackle evaders
Jan 19 2010 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
OFFENDERS who owe money to courts coughed up more than £3,000 after being targeted by police.
Police officers in Calderdale’s Lower Valley targeted offenders owing money.
And over the last three weeks they’ve recovered £3,848.
One of the ways criminals are punished by the courts is to be hit in the pocket.
But some fail to keep up with repayments and it was those who were targeted .
Insp Mohammed Nawaz, who heads the Lower Valley NPT, said: “A total of over £2,000 was recovered from offenders over Christmas. We then targeted extra people last weekend and more money was repaid bringing the total to £3,848.
“Eleven people owing money have so far been dealt with in less than a month and it is expected that more will follow.”