Over 60 vans and lorries stopped and checked by police in Northamptonshire operation

A police operation stopped and scrutinised vans and lorries in Northamptonshire looking to find offences.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 5:28 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:04 am
Northamptonshire Police carried out a cross-border, multiagency operation on the A5 road bordering the county.

The multi-agency, cross-border operation, which took place on the A5 border with the county, intercepted and checked 62 HGVs and vans.

In total, 14 offences were found and six vehicles were prohibited from continuing their journeys.

The list of offences included three MOT offences, three vehicles being driven without insurance, one vehicle excise license offence, four documentation offences and three waste carrying offences.

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Six vehicles could not continue their journeys because of defects, including faulty emissions, inoperative headlights, cracked windscreens and load offences.

Checks were also made on the welfare of livestock being transported and dogs in vehicles were micro-chip tested.

Six vehicles prohibited from continuing on their journeys because of various defects ranging from faulty emissions, inoperative headlights, cracked windscreens to load offences.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Community Safety and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue provided information on bridge strikes, weight restrictions and the 'fatal 4' driving offences – not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, driving while using a mobile phone and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.