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Operation Haydon - targeting vehicle offences across three counties

Officers from Warwickshire Police carried out a day of action alongside bordering forces and partner agencies on Wednesday (22 May), to check lorries on the A5.

The operation was carried out alongside Northamptonshire Police, Leicestershire Police, HMRC, Trading Standards, DVSA Enforcement, Highways England and Warwickshire Rural Watch.Image 1 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
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Vehicles were intercepted and were taken to a secure process site for investigation by police and partner agencies.

Checks were conducted of driver hours, tachographs, load security, insurance, vehicle excise duty, red diesel, vehicle operation, livestock carriages, vehicle weight and other associated investigations around vehicle safety.Image 2 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
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68 vehicles were processed altogether. Of those, four were dealt with for no insurance, one for VEL (vehicle excise license), one tachograph offence, and one vehicle had an insecure load. 10 tickets were issued, five motorists were given advice and four were given warnings.

The collaboration between the three forces referred to as 'The A5 Partnership' provided the opportunity to work with partner agencies to improve road safety, deal with offences and create links for future operations.Image 3 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
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Following the operation, PC James Graham of Warwickshire Police said: "We are committed to improving road safety and will continue to run operations designed to identify defective vehicles and driving offences.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the A5 Truck Stop for their hospitality and our partner agencies for their specialist investigations. We look forward to more multi-agency operations in the future."
Issued: 2.30pm, Friday 24 May, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 24/05/19