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Officers stop 30 vehicles in police operation in Diss

More than 30 vehicles were stopped by officers during a policing operation in Diss on Wednesday, January 9.

Officers pulled vehicles over that looked unsafe.
Officers pulled vehicles over that looked unsafe.

Officers from the Diss, Long Stratton and Harleston Safer Neighbourhood Teams were joined by the Roads and Armed Policing Team, Roads Casualty Reduction Team and staff from partner agencies, who worked together with the aim of catching criminals using the roads while also targeting unsafe vehicles.

The operation took place on Victoria Road in Diss.

Fuel testing, drug checks and vehicle examinations were all carried out at the site with assistance from HM Revenue & Customs and Enforcement Officers from South Norfolk Council.

Officers issued 15 traffic offence reports (TORs) for various offences including no MOT, using a mobile phone whilst driving, no seatbelt, a vehicle in a dangerous condition and excess window tint.

The HMRC also issued a fine to one driver who was using red diesel.

Sergeant Dave Burke said: "More than 15 offences were detected in total during the operation and I extremely pleased with the results. I am thankful for my colleagues and partners for their ongoing support and hope this sends a clear message to those who break the law. We have taken several dangerous offenders off the road today and have reiterated that any deviations from the law will be dealt with stringently.

"Remember, if you fail to insure and MOT your vehicle, use drink or drugs, speed or use your mobile phone whilst driving, you put everyone's lives at risk - not just your own.”

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