For­eign driv­ers fo­cus of po­lice op

North Wales Weekly News - - MY WEEK IN PICTURES -

NORTH Wales Po­lice is­sued 17 en­force­ment no­tices in a week-long op­er­a­tion tar­get­ing for­eign driv­ers who broke the law.

Op­er­a­tion Triv­ium 4, a TISPOL (Euro­pean Traf­fic Po­lice Net­work) cam­paign, aimed to dis­rupt crim­i­nals trav­el­ling across borders.

Through­out the UK, more than 800 peo­ple were ar­rested with 8,440 ve­hi­cles stopped, of which 643 were seized.

In North Wales, po­lice stopped 51 ve­hi­cles, 41 of which were for­eign­reg­is­tered, with four seized in late June.

No ar­rests were made but 17 en­force­ment penal­ties were is­sued for of­fences rang­ing from me­chan­i­cal de­fects to ex­cess driv­ing hours.

Sergeant Tony Gat­ley from the Roads Polic­ing Unit said: “For­eign na­tion­als who com­mit crime in the UK, and those who use the road net­work to fa­cil­i­tate that crim­i­nal­ity, may feel un­touch­able by UK po­lice.

“But oper­a­tions such as this demon­strate our com­mit­ment to cross-bor­der polic­ing and show borders are no bar­rier to jus­tice.

“Road, traf­fic and ve­hi­cle of­fences will not be tol­er­ated by North Wales Po­lice, and daily checks will con­tinue on the re­gion’s roads by my team.”

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