Rider who bought scooter a couple of days ago has it seized by police in Halifax

The owner of a scooter had it seized by police officers in Halifax.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:32 pm

West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit were out on patrol in Halifax on April 25.

The unit stopped the scooter on Warley Road in Halifax.

A spokesperson said the rider had only purchased the scooter a couple of days ago but had failed to get any insurance.

The scooter seized by police (Picture WYP)

The rider was reported to court and the scooter was seized.

What is the road policing unit?

The road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the force, an area of 2029 km2.

Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.vThis network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.