Team carries out successful car checks

PCSOs out on patrol.
PCSOs out on patrol.

OFFICERS have been clamping down on vehicles that are uninsured, untaxed and not roadworthy.

The Balby and Hexthorpe Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) listed the issues as priority concerns following a number of complaints by residents in the area regarding the legality of vehicles in the area.

The SNT set up a multi-agency operation to tackle the problem involving South Yorkshire Police’s Road Policing Group and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) team and Customs and Immigration Services officers.

Fifty vehicles were stopped and checked as a result of the operation.

One vehicle was found using red diesel and the car was seized.

Two vehicles were found to not be insured and were also seized. One driver was given a prohibition notice for his vehicle being in a dangerous condition.

Hexthorpe Sgt Chris Simpson said: “This operation should reassure our local community that their SNT listen to their concerns and worries. Hopefully the results will have a positive effect on the community and further encourage them to come forward and contact us if they have any problems or issues in their area.”