Crackdown on motoring lawbreakers

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010

A POLICE action day on the roads of Crow country identified more than 70 offences. Officers spent last Wednesday patrolling the Bassingbourn area, targeting motorists who were breaking the law. Sgt Martin Monger, from Cambridgeshire police, said: This is

A POLICE action day on the roads of Crow country identified more than 70 offences.

Officers spent last Wednesday patrolling the Bassingbourn area, targeting motorists who were breaking the law.

Sgt Martin Monger, from Cambridgeshire police, said: "This is part of an ongoing crackdown on those breaking the law on our county's roads.

"These people are not only risking their own lives, but also the lives of others.

"It is disappointing to see that as we continue to run these operations we still find a high number of offences being committed."

The operation led to one person being arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified, while three vehicles were seized for having no insurance.

Fixed penalty notices were also issued to drivers committing a variety of offences, including 37 who were not wearing seatbelts, and 19 who were driving while using mobile phones.

Meanwhile, two more open police surgeries are to be held in Royston.

One takes place tonight (Thursday), from 6-8pm at Royston Fire Station, while another will be held at Royston Tesco this Saturday, March 14, from 2-5pm.

Police Community Support Officer Penny Tomsett has organised the surgeries.

She said: "These events are just part of a number of regular open surgeries held by the Neighbourhood Team.

"Everyone is welcome to come along and you don't need an appointment.

"We'll be happy to discuss any issues or ideas you have and we'll be able to offer crime prevention advice as well.

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