Police crackdown on antisocial use of vehicles

OPERATION Junk has been launched in Weston to put the brakes on antisocial use of vehicles in the resort.

OPERATION Junk has been launched in Weston to put the brakes on antisocial use of vehicles in the resort.

Police have launched the campaign after a number of complaints from people about problem cars in the Marchfields Way area.

As a result, one young driver had his vehicle seized and two others have been given warnings.

A passenger in one of the cars stopped was found in possession of suspected cannabis and four drug searches were carried out.


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A large number of stop checks have been done and various traffic offences have also been identified. Some drivers were given two weeks to get their vehicle defects rectified.

Sergeant Shane Hawkings said: "This operation is a good example of how the different police departments can work together to achieve results."

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Further similar operations are planned throughout the year.

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