Police day of action in Halifax

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Police and partner agencies held a day of action across Calderdale on Friday.

Officers from the Calderdale Central Neighbourhood Policing Team and Roads Policing Unit were at two locations on the day within Halifax, conducting vehicle checks and targeting vehicles believed to be used in crime and to provide a reassuring presence to members of the local community.

Police were joined by representatives of partner agencies – HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) and the Licensing department of Calderdale Council.

A number of vehicles were stop checked, with two motorists fined for the use of red diesel and kerosene.

A total of 15 prohibition notices (seven delayed and eight immediate) were issued and three vehicles had their plates confiscated after faults were discovered.

Sgt Jayne Maiden of the Central NPT, said: “The purpose of the operation was to locate those vehicles believed to be used in crime and to identify vehicles of an unroadworthy condition committing offences in promoting road traffic safety. The high visibility presence of police and partners engaged on the operation provided reassurance to members of the local community. Multi-agency operations such as this are important in helping to ensure the roads around Calderdale are safe places to travel.”