Over 300 vehicles checked during police ANPR operation

A RING of ANPR cameras was put up around a town this week to try an disrupt and identify criminals.

More than 30 police officers were joined by colleagues from the UK Border Agency, Trading Standards, East Herts Council and the Motor Insurance Bureau, for Operation Agrarian, a day of action carried out around Buntingford on Tuesday.

They stopped and checked more than 300 vehicles at locations such as the A10 between Royston and Buntingford, the A507 and the B1368.

Inspector Chris Hunt, from Hertfordshire Police, said: “This was another successful and proactive day proving the strength of partnership working and team work in East Herts.

“Our aim was to deny criminals the use of the roads and we were extremely successful with a high volume of vehicles stopped and checked for various offences.”

The UK Border Agency arrested one man for illegal entry and police officers arrested another man for drugs and Proceeds of Crime act offences, seizing not only the vehicle but a quantity of cash as well.

Two vehicles were recovered and the drivers dealt with for driving with no insurance and officers issued 11 vehicle defect rectification tickets, one fixed penalty notice, and one process for an excess weight offence.