POLICE Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT) have carried out a successful multiagency road operation in Cheddleton.
The operation ran between 8am and 2pm on Monday, March 11, on the A520 Cheadle Road.
The operation involved Enforcement Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) working alongside police officers.
The operation resulted in the following:
* One vehicle found to be running on red diesel resulting in a £546 fine being issued by HMRC;
* 123 fuel checks carried out by HMRC;
* One motorist issued with a £75 fine by SMDC for littering;
* Several vehicles checked for waste carrier licences;
* One driver reported for summons using a hand held device while driving;
* Six vehicles seized by VOSA for immediate prohibitions, where significant defects are detected. One of the vehicles was a mini bus taxi transporting disabled children that was found to have two bald tyres;
* Two delayed prohibitions issued by VOSA for minor defects;
* Two forms issued for motorists to produce insurance at a later date, where insurance is believed to be held but requires further checks; * A highly visible multi-agency presence to highlight road safety.
PC Adam Tonks, of Staffordshire Moorlands LPT, said: “This operation is a good demonstration of multiagency collaboration resulting in numerous positive outcomes.
“We worked together on this stretch of road to tackle issues highlighted as concerns by local communities.”
Councillor Gill Burton, cabinet member for communities at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: “This is an excellent example of how we are listening to our residents and working with our partners to tackle those issues that are important to them.”