High impact action day

VEHICLES were seized, shop keepers fined for employing illegal workers and youngsters sent back to school for playing truant in a day of action in Wisbech.

Police teamed up with a number of partner agencies in the latest high impact day on Friday (June 17).

Patrols resulted in a number of arrests, drunk people were moved on, five youngsters were caught truanting, a person was caught in breach of his ASBO, nine untaxed vehicles were clamped and two people were cautioned for being drunk in charge of young children.

Two business owners were fined £5,000 for employing illegal immigrants. UK Border Agency officers arrested one worker and two more are being investigated.

Working with Trading Standards, officers seized £800 worth of cigarettes being traded illegally from a van and issued a £500 fine, they also identified potential unpaid duty on a large number of cases of beer, which may still be seized, and seized 50 cases of counterfeit vodka.

The Community Payback Team was also prominent during the day, cleaning up graffiti and general mess from across the town.

An ANPR operation led to 11 vehicles being stopped, four of which were seized, and one person was arrested.

A weapon and a quantity of drugs were seized from vehicles and officers issued a number of penalty tickets for a variety of motoring offences.