Motoring police out in force in Harehills, Seacroft, Burmantofts and these 5 other Leeds areas to fine drivers

Police were out in force in seven Leeds areas on Monday as part of a clampdown on dodgy drivers.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 8:44 am

West Yorkshire Police issued 21 fines to drivers including for dodgy cars, mobile phones at the wheel and not having insurance.

A spokesman said officers from the Roads Policing Unit targeted areas in Harehills, Seacroft, Burmantofts, Richmond Hill, East End Park, Austhorpe, Churwell and Morley to improve road safety.

Officers dealt with 21 offences including no insurance, seatbelt and mobile phone offences, and vehicle defect issues.

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Police are out in force right today clamping down on dodgy drivers

As a result of enquiries carried out throughout the day, officers also submitted 21 intelligence reports, including a number in relation to domestic violence, drugs, weapons and wanted persons.

Temporary Inspector Mike Middleton, who led the operation, said: “This day of action was a really useful opportunity for us to give some extra support to the district’s daily business with an increased focus on tracking down those suspects wanted over domestic abuse offences and other priority crimes.

“It also gave an opportunity for our roads policing colleagues to help improve road safety in local ‘hotspot’ areas and deny criminals use of the roads.

“This additional proactive work achieved some significant results which directly support the district’s ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe.”

-> This is what you can do by law if someone parks on your drivewayPolice also made nine arrests as part of an operation to tackle domestic abuse.

Offences that suspects were arrested on suspicion of included domestic assault, stalking and breach of restraining orders. Other offences included thefts and assault.