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, 9:08 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

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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.