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Drivers caught for string of offences in roadside crackdown

PUBLISHED: 09:14 07 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:15 07 October 2019

Police carried out a roadside operation on Victoria Road in Diss. Picture: Norfolk Police

Police carried out a roadside operation on Victoria Road in Diss. Picture: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police

Motorists were reported for a string of offences uncovered during a roadside crackdown in South Norfolk.

The second police operation in Diss targeting driving offences in the space of less than a month saw vehicles stopped on Victoria Road.

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The operation on Friday, October 4 involved officials from South Norfolk Council as well as South Norfolk police and officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk road traffic team.

Seven people were reported for various offences including using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts and offences involving the carrying of waste. One vehicle was seized for being in a dangerous condition.

It follows an operation on September 6 when 53 vehicles were stopped during the operation centred on Victoria Road aimed at disrupting criminals using roads in South Norfolk.

Drivers were dealt with for the offences ranging from drug driving to having no insurance or MOT, while 25 vehicles were caught speeding, with the highest being at 95mph on the A140 Scole bypass.

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