More than 30 vehicles stopped in police operation

PUBLISHED: 15:53 09 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:10 09 February 2016


One driver was issued with £500 penalty for using ‘red’ diesel in their vehicle.

Vehicle stop checks were carried out in Dunkeswell and Monkton by police officers with the Vehicle Inspectorate and HMRC.

More than 30 vehicles were stopped as part of the national operation, called Operation Mascot.

One driver was issued with a £500 penalty by HMRC for using ‘red’ diesel in their vehicle.

There were also two immediate and one delayed prohibitions issued by the Vehicle Inspectorate, and one driver was issued with a vehicle rectification form for an illegal vehicle registration plate.

In all, 35 vehicles were stopped with minor issues being dealt with by words of advice.

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