Five vehicles seized as part of Hartlepool police crackdown on rogue drivers
Five vehicles were seized as part of a crackdown on motoring offences and drivers using the roads for suspected criminal purposes.
Following the weekend operation by Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team and special constables, a statement read: “It aimed to ensure vehicles using roads in and around the town were roadworthy, as well as to disrupt those believed to be using the road network for criminal purposes.
“The operation, like the previous one at the end of March, aimed to educate drivers, with enforcement being used where appropriate.
“Forty-three vehicles were stopped with five seized, four for being untaxed, one for having no insurance and one where the driver had no licence.
“The team also issued seven fixed penalty notices for various offences.
"One person must produce their documents and four vehicle defect rectification scheme notices were given for defects such as cracked lights, blown bulbs, worn tyres or illegal number plates.”