Tough action on criminals nets some positive results

Police joined forces with VOSA and councillors in a bid to stop travelling criminals.'Pictured is Councillors Graham Hall and David Kirton and Wyke councillor David Robinson

Police joined forces with VOSA and councillors in a bid to stop travelling criminals.'Pictured is Councillors Graham Hall and David Kirton and Wyke councillor David Robinson

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Police have been getting tough on travelling criminals.

They joined forces with partner agencies including Customs, Calderdale Council, BT, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and councillors David Kirton and Graham Hall from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe and David Robinson from Wyke.

The operation led by Sergeant Dean Maddocks of the Lower Valley neighbourhood policing team was conducted in the car park of the Wyke Lion at Wyke Crossroads. Officers also carried out checks on Russell Way off Bradford Road, Brighouse.

“We were targeting commercial vehicles travelling between Bradford and Brighouse/Halifax, conducting thorough checks of vehicles, drivers, passengers and loads being carried,” he said. “We also gathered new intelligence to support further operations and assist us in future deployment of resources.

“We had some good resulted on the day, but it also sent a strong message out to the community and travelling criminals.”

At Wyke crossroads a total of 48 vehicles were stopped and checked by the officers.

This resulted in one being recovered for no insurance, three for defective parts, and six tickets issued by VOSA for vehicles defects.

Follow up inquiries revealed one driver was disqualified, so will be dealt with for that offence.

At Russell Way a further seven vehicles were stopped.

This resulted in three defective parts and one ticket issued by VOSA for vehicle defects.

Councillor Kirton said: “It was an excellent morning of good results and it was good to see a Bradford Councillor with us.”

Further checks will be conducted in the future.