A multi-agency operation took place on December 8 to stop people using local roads illegally.

As part of four days of action, Operation Alliance saw roads policing officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex come together at Brampton Hut Services in Cambridgeshire. 

They worked alongside partner agencies including the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and HMRC Mobile Enforcement Team.

A total of 39 vehicles were escorted into a designated check point throughout the day with 33 offences identified. 

These included a disqualified driver, insecure loads, being overweight, not wearing a seatbelt and driving without insurance.

One driver was arrested, three vehicles were seized and 14 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) were issued during the day. 

There were also offences identified that were dealt with by way of education rather than prosecution.

Sergeant Chris Payne from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Team said: “Having agencies come together to carry our operations such as this is so beneficial to try and stop as many drivers as we can using our roads illegally.

“We conduct these operations to keep our road users safe, by educating and prosecuting if necessary.”