Arrests and fines follow crackdown
POLICE describe the results of last week’s crackdown on drugs, crime and illegal drivers in the Ashford area as ‘excellent’.
Six people were arrested after drivers were stopped in Hothfield, Brookfield Road, Canterbury Road, Chart Road and Bethersden.
Officers were also out on extra night time patrols in Kennington, Wye and the town centre in a crackdown on drugs.
They were joined by DVLA officials, vehicle safety checkers, the Benefit Agency, Department of Works and Pensions and debt recovery agents.
As well as the six arrested in road checks, 48 people were arrested using intelligence gathered during the operation.
As a result of the road checks, 83 people were fined for driving without insurance, a licence or having no MOT, and three vehicles were seized.
Det Insp Julien Lawton said: “Early intervention is effective in reducing crimes which take place in connection with the night time economy of the area.
“This initiative has made Ashford a safer place, and we will be planning more.”