Clampdown on road network

editorial image

The North West Motorway Police Group launched a clampdown on criminal activity on the regions motorway network.

Operation Coalition involved four North West Police Forces, including Lancashire Constabulary along with the Highways Agency, Vehicle Operating and Services Agency (VOSA), Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC, RSPCA, Trading Standards, Court Bailiffs, BT, Warrington Borough Council, Cheshire East Council and Lancashire County Council.

The day of action resulted in seven people being arrested on the day for a variety of offences including possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, assault and theft of three motor vehicles.

In total, 312 vehicles were stopped and 192 motorists were breathalysed.

One hundred and eleven road traffic offences were identified and 97 motorists received an on the spot penalty.

In addition, five vehicles were stopped and searched by officers.

Twenty vehicles were seized for being driven either without insurance or a licence or anti-socially.