Illegal foreign motorists targeted across Northamptonshire

An operation targeting illegal foreign motorists and offenders was launched on Monday by Northamptonshire Police.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 10:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 11:16 am
One of the vehicles seized under Operation Trivium

Intensive police activity took place on the county’s roads as part of Operation Trivium – a national, week-long campaign aimed at tackling foreign national offenders using our road networks.

In Northants, officers made two arrests; one man on a European arrest warrant and another for fraud offences.

Police seized three vehicles which had no tax or insurance and officers also visited four car washes to check staff welfare.

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Car washes were targeted as they traditionally attract foreign labour. Officers also given business owners a very clear message that we are looking closely at human trafficking and exploitation and we are working alongside partner agencies to eliminate it.

Sergeant Ash Turner said: “We’ve seen some really positive results from Operation Trivium, mainly of foreign offenders wanted on European arrest warrants and a number of uninsured vehicles taken off our roads.

”Focused police activity will take place all week and we will provide daily updates.”