Eighteen Vehicles Seized And Arrests Made In Bradford Eid Operation

Friday, 24 August 2018

Eighteen vehicles were seized and eight arrests were made during an operation to tackle anti-social behaviour and nuisance vehicle use in Bradford over the Eid period.

Operation Spittlemoor ran from 21-23 August in the Great Horton area of the city and was co-ordinated by the Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Eleven vehicles including the one pictured were seized for no insurance, while the other eight were recovered because they were believed to have been used in crime. 

The arrests were for a range of offences – two were for breach of bail, drugs offences and assault. The other two were for theft of motor vehicle and being over the prescribed limit.

One male was arrested when a quantity of drugs (also pictured) was seized from a vehicle stopped and searched by Roads Policing officers.

Twelve Section 59 notices were issued for anti-social vehicle use. A Section 59 notices gives police the power to seize the vehicle if it causes further nuisance. 

Eleven motorists were given fixed penalty notices and a total of 30 reports were made for traffic offences.

Bradford Council wardens also issued 47 fixed penalty notices for illegal parking.

Road closures were again put in place around the area to restrict traffic using Great Horton Road during the busiest times.

Inspector Tom Casey, who leads the NPT, said:

“I would again like to thank our partners and the Great Horton community for their support and their patience during the road closures.

“The vast majority of people who attended the area for the celebrations caused no issues for ourselves or our partners, and the feedback from residents and councillors has been positive.”

Councillor Abdul Jabar, Bradford Council Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said:

“Everyone deserves to be able to live in a safe environment and celebrate festivities such as Eid appropriately.

“Anyone who drives at excessive speeds, use a mobile device whilst driving, drives in an anti-social, careless or dangerous manner at any time of the year is likely to face fines, penalty points and risk having their vehicles seized. 

“We have to do all we can to reduce the number of road collisions and casualties across the whole district.”


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