Travelling criminals crackdown

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw joined a team of 31 officers on an operation to tackle travelling criminals.

Sunday, 3rd August 2014, 7:36 am
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Special officers worked alongside road policing and armed response officers from Lancashire and colleagues from both the North and West Yorkshire police forces.

A total of 553 vehicles were stopped. Of these, there were three warnings issued for possession of cannabis, seven traffic offences and two vehicles seized for having no insurance. In addition, 18 warnings were issued to vehicles with defects and 23 drivers were asked to produce documents.

A total of 10 offences ranging from no insurance to no road tax were detected thanks to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

Mr Grunshaw said: “We will not tolerate the activities of organised criminals and if they come to Lancashire they will be caught.