Police clamp down on vehicle-related offences

14:29 10 March 2014

Police in Honiton join forces with other agencies for Operation Mascot.

Police in Honiton join forces with other agencies for Operation Mascot.

Archant

Honiton’s neighbourhood policing team joins forces with Environment Agency, HM Customs and Excise and VOSA.

Police in Honiton join forces with other agencies for Operation Mascot.Police in Honiton join forces with other agencies for Operation Mascot.

Police in Honiton have been clamping down on unsafe and dangerous vehicles, illegal fuel and travelling criminals.

Honiton’s neighbourhood policing team ran an operation last Sunday at Smeatharpe Airfield and carried out stop checks on vehicles for roadworthiness and driving-related offences.

Officers from the road crime unit and representatives from the Environment Agency, HM Customs and Excise and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) assisted the team as part of Operation Mascot.

PC Clive Vickery, of Honiton’s neighbourhood policing team, who organised the operation, said: “The aim of these multi-agency operations is to clamp down on unsafe and dangerous vehicles, illegal fuel and travelling criminals.”

Three motorists were reported for having ‘red diesel’ and one motorist was found with no MOT. Police issued a penalty notice for possession of cannabis to one driver. Eight motorists were reported for construction and use offences relating to their vehicles.

14 motorists had ‘prohibited’ notices issued on their vehicles due to mechanical faults.

Police will be continuing these operations during the year due to their success.

Other News Stories

07:00

A pair of blood-giving sessions will be held at St Rita’s Centre in Honiton later this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Philip Rush from AVS Wines and Beers presents the silver award to Patrick McCaig from Otter Brewery.

A beer which is brewed near Honiton has won silver in the ‘Strong Bitters and Pale Ales’ class of a prestigious beer contest.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
The Thelma Hulbert Gallery

A musical workshop is being at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery at the beginning of next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
The Honiton Beehive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2243-34-14AW

Members of Honiton University of The Third Age will be treated to an African-inspired talk at their May meeting.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:15
Jason Pike is in training for his trek across Wales on bicycle and on foot in aid of St John Ambulance. Ref mhh 4652-18-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A Honiton-born man is hoping to net thousands of pounds for charity when he and five others take on a gruelling five-day-long trek across the Welsh mountains.

Read more
Fri, 15:00
Russell Roe, Gill Day, Dave Webber and Daniel Lavery of The Devon Freewheelers with the new Sausage and Cider Festival poster. Ref mhh 1904-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

DrinkAware has come up with five tips to make sure you have a great - and safe - experience at this year’s festival.

Read more
Fri, 11:45
East Devon Slot Racing Club members have found a new home at Awliscombe.

The group was established in the late 1980s, originally in a loft above offices in New Street, Honiton.

Read more
Fri, 07:54
Colyton tractor run 2014. David Pavey and his children Erin and Elana. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 3428-22-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

More than 100 agricutural vehicles expected to take part in this year’s rally

Read more
Thu, 11:30
The Honiton Beehive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2243-34-14AW

Peter Halse summarised the council’s year at a town meeting.

Read more
Thu, 09:54
Ferne Animal Sanctuary has received a £500 boost from Co-operative Yeovil.

Co-operative Yeovil held a raffle and cake stall at its branch.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder