SIX un-road worthy vehicles were seized and a string of penalties and fines handed to motorists in Huddersfield.

The blitz came as part of a multi-agency operation led by the Southern Area Roads Policing Unit yesterday.

They carried it out at Leeds Road Playing Fields for several hours yesterday. Drivers were turned off the busy Leeds Road into the playing fields car park.

The clampdown resulted in a further four vehicles needing defects addressed within seven days, five tickets for MOT offences and one driving licence offence.

Other tickets and penalty notices were issued for seat belt offences, illegal tyres and mobile phone use.

Sgt Andy Muskett, who led the operation said: “This initiative was to target defective and dangerous vehicles, vehicles that are more likely to cause or contribute towards road traffic collisions.

“It is imperative at this time of year to make sure that tyres, brakes and lights are all in good working order, and that your vehicle is in the best possible condition to deal with the incoming adverse weather.”

The operation involved vehicle licensing officials supporting police officers.