Nearly 40 vehicles stopped in police operation

About 40 vehicles were stopped and checked during a collaborative operation held on the Norfolk and Suffolk border yesterday using Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.

Operation Identify aimed to disrupt those criminals intent on using the cross-border road network.

Officers from Norfolk and Suffolk’s ANPR Intercept teams were deployed at strategically chosen locations on the border in and around Beccles, with the intention of denying and stopping motorists suspected of crime, mainly metal-related thefts and other offences of interest to police.

Automated Number Plate Recognition technology was used by police officers to stop suspicious vehicles.

Police officers then carried out thorough checks on both the vehicles and their occupants.

During the operation 38 vehicles were intercepted and people were dealt with for a range of offences including driving with a fraudulent vehicle excise licence, possession of cannabis, and driving with no insurance.

Six vehicles were also seized during the operation as they were being used with no insurance or licence.