Successful Traffic Operation Conducted in Dewsbury

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Successful traffic operation was conducted in Dewsbury on Friday evening aiming to tackle anti-social behaviour and illegal use of the District’s roads.

Traffic Operation in Dewsbury

On Friday 6 October, officers took to the roads as part of planned operation which ran in the Dewsbury area of Kirklees.

The aim of the operation was to improve driving standards, tackle anti-social behaviour and have an increased high visibility police presence in Dewsbury.

Officers conducted stop searches of vehicles and vehicles were checked on the Kirklees Council Ramp based on George Street in Dewsbury, officers also used ANPR technology to detect and reduce crime as well as gather invaluable intelligence.

This traffic operation coincided with the town centre policing operation which was carried out in Huddersfield town centre on Friday evening.

Through the evening, the following results were achieved:

  • 5 x immediate suspensions
  • 3 x delayed suspensions
  • 4 x Traffic Offence Reports
  • 2 x Vehicle Defect Rectification Schemes

PC Leon Stansfield, of Kirklees District Police, said: "Our aim this operation was to tackle offences on the District's roads, along with anti-social behaviour and ultimately deny criminals the use of the roads. The results for the two-day operation have been brilliant.

“The majority of vehicles which were checked were taxi’s or licensed hire vehicles with a number of other vehicles stopped on the roadside.

“We have run similar operations throughout Kirklees over the past few months, which have resulted in vehicles being seized and making our District’s roads safer. I hope residents are encouraged that we take all reports of anti-social use of the roads seriously and working closely with partner agencies to tackle this issue in Kirklees.”

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