August 23, 2011
operation in Brean uncovers over 40 vehicle offences
high-profile police operation in Brean targeting vehicle crime
uncovered more than 40 offences at the weekend.
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
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,
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The local community has always been
concerned about safety on the main road through the village."
wanted to make good use of the ANPR camera that the community
has financed to make Brean a safer place."
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.