Police check cars going in and out of Brighouse as part of major road policing operation

MOTORISTS travelling in and out of Brighouse were checked by police.

MOTORISTS travelling in and out of Brighouse were checked by police.

Officers were investigating vehicles for road worthiness, as well as document offences at the Wyke crossroads and along Bradford Road, Brighouse.

In total 54 vehicles were stopped and three were found to be using illegal fuel.

Two were not displaying a current tax disc and a motorist was reported for summons for having no licence or insurance.

In the operation, Neighbourhood Policing Team officers joined forces with Roads Policing, British Transport Police, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, Customs, Environmental Services, HM Courts and local councillors.

Sgt Dean Maddocks, of Lower Valley NPT, said: “We had received a number of reports of theft of metal and suspicious vehicles operating in the area. We have also had incidents where suspects have used unsuspecting taxis in a bid to avoid detection.

“I am delighted that so many partner agencies were able to support us.”

Other motorists were issued with fixed penalty notices or prohibitions for safety reasons and were ordered to have their vehicles repaired before they could get back on the road.

 

Journalists

Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent