Motorists pay price of police day of action on Sheffield estates

Motorists are paying the price of a police day of action on two Sheffield estates.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 09:08 am
A number of cars were seized as part of a police operation on the Manor and Arbourthorne estates

Officers targeted Manor and Arbourthorne yesterday, with colleagues from the roads policing and off-road bike teams as well as the mounted and police dog units.

Police officers were involved in a 'day of action' on the Manor and Arbourthorne estates in Sheffield

The DVLA and Sheffield Parking Services were also involved in the day of action, aimed at addressing issues of concern on the estates.

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During the operation, six vehicles were seized for not being insured or taxed and motorists not having a licence.

Officers carried out open land searches as part of a day of action on the Manor and Arbourthorne estates

Seven motorists were reported for traffic offences and a number of motorists were warned during speed checks near schools.

The off-road bike team patrolled open land and wooded areas in a bid to deter the use of illegal motorbikes.

Open land searches were also carried out, with a badly damaged, stolen motorbike found.

A total of 19 tickets were issued for illegal parking around schools and the DVLA seized two vehicles and clamped a further 11 for not being taxed.