Fine dodgers be warned!

a CRACKDOWN on fine-dodgers is taking place across Calderdale.

The month-long campaign will see court enforcement officers and blitzing offenders’ homes to collect unpaid court fines.

Bailiffs will be issued with warrants to confiscate property and those who refuse to co-operate will be arrested.

A similar operation in February 2010 saw 9,425 warrants executed and £1.02m collected across England and Wales.

Dyfed Foulkes, Her Majesty’s Court Service area director for North and West Yorkshire, said: “Our message to fine dodgers is clear: pay up now or face the consequences.

“The courts will do everything within their powers to trace those who do not pay. Money can be taken from an offender’s earnings or from benefits if they are unemployed.

“Warrants can be issued instructing court employed agents to seize and sell goods belonging to the offender. Ultimately an offender can be imprisoned for non-payment of their fine.”