Successful Results Following Week of Action for Operation Steerside

Tuesday 14 September 2021 

A total of 29 vehicles were seized during a week of action in Bradford led by the Operation Steerside Enforcement team.

The team, which works with partners as a multi-agency response to tackle the anti-social and illegal use of vehicles in the district, also made eight arrests as they carried out additional operations across each of the six neighbourhood policing team areas between last Monday and Sunday.

The week of action was launched following an increase in reports of vehicles being used illegally and anti-socially in the district.

As well as the arrests and vehicle seizures, the week also resulted in 137 motorists being reported for offences, 33 reported for summons and the issue of 13 section 59 warnings – which give police the power to seize a vehicle if it is found to be involved in repeated anti-social use.

There were also two reports to the DVLA for road tax offences.


Inspector Nick Haigh, of Bradford District Police, said: “This was a week of action aimed specifically at addressing a reported increase in the anti-social and illegal use of vehicles in Bradford – and was in addition to the continued work of the Steerside team which operates seven days a week.

“As a partnership, we are committed to making the roads of Bradford safer and will deploy additional resources to tackle these issues when and where they persist.

I would like to thank everyone involved in this week of action, which I hope provides the residents of Bradford with reassurance that we are listening to them and acting on their road safety concerns.”

Cllr Abdul Jabar, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: “This has been another successful week of action to tackle the anti-social and dangerous use of vehicles.

“We will continue to support the Police in taking appropriate action to deal with those who show a disregard for the law and the safety of others.

“This enforcement work is backed up by education and awareness programmes to encourage people to act responsibly on our roads.”

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