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Operation Haydon tackles road offences in Rugby

Warwickshire Police took part in a multi agency operation on Wednesday tackling road offences

Operation Haydon was held on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at the A5 border with Northamptonshire involving Rugby Police, Warwickshire OPU, Northamptonshire Police Cross Border Team, Driver Vehicle Standards Agency, HM Revenue & Customs, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service Community Safety, Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue, Warwickshire Rural Watch and Warwickshire Police Cadets. The operation involved the intercept and checking of 62 Heavy Goods Vehicles and vans using the A5. The following offences were found:



x3 MOT offences

x1 No insurance

x1 Vehicle excise license offence

x4 Tachograph/documentation offences

x3 waste carrying offences

x6 prohibited (ABS inoperative/tyre seriously under inflated/faulty emission control/insecure lamps/headlights inoperative/windscreen cracked/load valve faults/insecure exhaust/drivers seat belt cut and frayed/drivers seat insecure/brake lights defective/overweight/load offence/no break away cable/tyre cord exposed/lights inoperative on trailer).


Checks were also conducted on live stock being transported and dogs were micro chip tested.

Officers were also involved in the pursuit and arrest of a suspect involved in an incident at Rugby where a police officer was struck by a vehicle.***

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Community Safety and Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue provided information on bridge strikes, weight restrictions and the 'fatal 4'

We would like to thank Rugby Truck Stop for allowing us the use of their site and the public of Lutterworth, Ullesthorpe and Claybrooke Magna who assisted police with information involving a vehicle that had struck a police officer in Rugby and made off across the border.


***A 20-year-old man from Leicester was arrested in Claybrook Magna yesterday (Wednesday), on suspicion of attempted GBH, Taking a motor vehicle without the owners consent and offences relating to counterfeit currency and has been bailed to return to the police station on April 17 in relation to this incident in Rugby (incident number 214 of 15 March)  


Issued: 4.30pm, Friday 17 March, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communications

Published 17/03/17