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

Yesterday, 15:56

Campaigners from Sidmouth showed united front with others in fight for NHS

Read more
Yesterday, 10:26

‘Robust gateway process must be satisfied before proposals are implemented’

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

An event will be held in Honiton next month to give interested people the opportunity to find out about proposals to change and improve the way care for the elderly is provided.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

More than 100 gift-filled shoeboxes from across East Devon have been sent to needy children as part of this year’s Operation Christmas Child effort.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Seaton Garden Club’s final monthly meeting for this year will take place on Thursday, December 8, at the Masonic Hall, Queen Street, at 2.30pm.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Honiton offers centuries of tradition and shoppers can take advantage of cheaper parking and extended market hours in the build-up to Christmas

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lyme Bay Chorale’s Christmas Concert is to be dedicated to the late Sir Neville Marriner, the world famous conductor who lived locally.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Engraver Graham Short demonstrated his amazing work to members of Axminster Art Society.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Youngsters across the area raised money for Children in Need through a series of events recently.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Healthy eating charity HALFF is running another popular Make and Munch course in Axminster.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications