Two vehicles have been seized in the latest crack down on metal thieves operating in Blackpool and the Fylde.
On Tuesday, February 26, Officers targeted flat bred lorries following a spate of stolen scrap metal and outdoor furniture stolen from gardens.
Throughout the operation all vehicles seen by dedicated officers in marked Police vehicles and un-marked vehicles working with the Road Policing Department were stopped.
The loads and documents were checked, vehicles were also checked for road worthiness.
In total thirteen vehicles were stopped and documents were checked, of those two vehicles were seized.
A number of drivers were reported for vehicle offences.
Sgt Peter Hannon said: “We will continue with our drive to reduce metal theft offences, which have a detrimental effect on our local communities. Those responsible will be robustly targeted and prosecuted.
Stop checks on vehicles associated with scrap metal enable us to identify criminals and prevent them from bringing harm to our communities. All similar vehicles entering the Fylde and Blackpool should be prepared to be stopped and searched during their normal business.”
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