WISBECH: Successful joint day of action in town centre

More than 55 vehicles were stopped during a joint day of action between police and partner agencies in Wisbech.

The day of action took place yesterday (Tuesday) in the town centre and was aimed at making vehicles safe on the roads in Fenland.

Police took action against a total of 60 motorists, 20 vehicles were checked by VOSA (The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) of which six were issued with prohibition notices including defective seat belts and not having a tachograph fitted.

Three fixed penalty notices were issued for tyre treads below the legal limit and driving otherwise than in accordance of a licence.

One vehicle was given an on-the-spot £200 fine and given six points for no insurance, another vehicle was seized for no insurance.

UKBA carried out checks and found there were no offences committed.

Inspector Robin Sissons said: “This was a great joint day of action with each agency utilising their area of expertise to full effect, working together to make the roads and the public safe.

“There was a visible police presence in the area throughout the day, which can also help deter crime and anti-social behaviour.”