Police stop more than 140 drivers in operation

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More than 140 motorists were stopped as part of an operation by West Yorkshire Police.

Special Constables were out and about on the district’s roads keeping a watchful eye out for criminals in the area.

They teamed up with their ‘regular’ colleagues from the West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit and the Greater Manchester and Lancashire police forces to throw a ring of steel around the area.

They carried out 143 checks and issued two traffic reports to motorists for having no MOT, sent one driver on speed awareness course and issued a warning for possession of cannabis.

A 44 year old man was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving and a car was seized as its driver was accused of having no insurance.

Chief Inspector Steve Thomas said: “The operation focused on the Todmorden area and resulted in no acquisitive crime at all being reported to us in the area for that night. By having such a visible presence we were also able to deter other criminals.