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Uninsured cars pulled over as part of police operations in Stratford and Wellesbourne

Stratford Editorial 23rd Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

UNINSURED cars have been seized as part of a police operation in Stratford.

Officers from the cross border police team, the town’s Safer Neighbourhood Team and HMRC joined forces using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in a bid to target those committing motoring offences.

Operation Hindhead saw 23 cars pulled over at Stratford Leisure Centre on Friday (November 20). Of these, 11 vehicles were seized – three being without tax and eight drivers having no insurance.

A man was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Scotland while one car had no MOT and another had a bald tyre.

The following day (Saturday) a similar initiative – known as Operation Minto – took place in Wellesbourne with a total of 52 vehicles being pulled over by police.

One driver was taken into custody for drug driving but was subsequently released on bail pending the results of a blood test.

Three other cars were stopped for having no insurance while a further three had no tax and one was being driven without a licence.