Published: August 23, 2011
Police operation in Brean uncovers over 40 vehicle offences

A high-profile police operation in Brean targeting vehicle crime uncovered more than 40 offences at the weekend.

Dozens of vehicles were checked during one of the village's busiest weeks of the year at the height of the holiday season.

Three vehicles were either seized or banned from the road, while other motorists were issued with fixed penalty notices for offences ranging from having no tax and insurance to driving unroadworthy vehicles and not wearing seat belts. The full figures are listed below.

.Brean Police Operation In Figures:

One person was arrested for failing to appear at court for traffic offences
3 people were reported for traffic offences to be summonsed to court
2 document production forms were issued
2 vehicles were prohibited from being used on the road
1 vehicle was seized and impounded for having no insurance
4 fixed penalty notices were issued for number plate offences
3 fixed penalty notices were issued for window tint offences
1 fixed penalty notice was issued for tax offences
1 fixed penalty notice was issued for mobile phone offences
3 fixed penalty notices were issued for insurance offences
23 fixed penalty notices were issued for seat belt offences
One vehicle was stopped and details of possible suspects for fraud offences were forwarded to Scottish Police

A mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera and a static ANPR camera were used to check vehicles during the operation, which was jointly planned by Special Constable Adam Clapp and Brean's beat manager, PC Esther Robinson.

The initiative has been hailed a huge success by PC Robinson, who
told "The local community has always been concerned about safety on the main road through the village."

"I wanted to make good use of the ANPR camera that the community has financed to make Brean a safer place."

Among those who helped in the two-day operation were the Road Policing Unit, Special Constables, police constables from other areas and the Brean neighbourhood policing team.


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