Multiple arrests made during Bedworth ANPR operation
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An ANPR operation that took place on Newtown Road in Bedworth on 27 July has led to five arrests over the course of the day.
In one day, the mobile ANPR effort stopped 80 vehicles, of which 10% were seized and 20% were issued a ticket.
A 37-year-old man from Wolverhampton fell afoul of the ANPR camera for driving without insurance.
It later transpired that he was wanted by Leicestershire Police for failure to appear in court for burglary charges.
Ryan Hill, 30 from St Nicholas Road, Nuneaton, was charged with possession of cannabis following an arrest from the same operation.
The vehicle in which Ryan was reportedly a passenger was stopped by officers for allegedly smelling of cannabis.
During the search of the vehicle, Ryan is alleged to have started rolling cigarette containing what was believed to be cannabis.
Ryan will appear in Warwickshire Magistrates Court on 18 August.
Over the course of the day, two stolen motorbikes were recovered; 16 traffic offence reports were issued; four stop-and-searches were carried out, three vehicles were prohibited for being made unsafe, and two window tints were removed.
The Bedworth ANPR operation is the first part of a larger ANPR effort that will be taking place across Nuneaton and Bedworth over the coming months, using static and mobile cameras to identify and stop suspect vehicles in problem areas.
This was alongside an immeasurable amount of safety advice provided for other drivers.