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Police stop more than 60 vehicles as part of police operation in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 09:31 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:23 14 January 2018

Picture of car seized by police in Norwich for being uninsured. PIC: NorfolkSpecials Twitter.

Picture of car seized by police in Norwich for being uninsured. PIC: NorfolkSpecials Twitter.

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More than 60 vehicles have been stopped as part of an police operation targeting criminals using the roads in Norwich.

Picture of car seized by police in Norwich for being uninsured. PIC: NorfolkSpecials Twitter. Picture of car seized by police in Norwich for being uninsured. PIC: NorfolkSpecials Twitter.

Members of Norfolk’s Special Constabulary together with PC Dan Taylor and roads policing officers have been targeting motorists committing traffic offences in the city as well as trying to disrupt criminals who use roads in the city.

The #opcalcomp team tweeted updates during the operation, which took place today (Saturday, January 13).

By the end of the operation more than 60 vehicles had been stopped with police seizing four uninsured vehicles.

Officers also carried out one drug wipe, issued eight traffic offence reports and searched one vehicle for drugs as part of a day which saw specials contribute more than 200 volunteer hours.

Chief Officer for Norfolk Special Constabulary Darren Taylor said; “Op Calcomp is a high profile operation covering prime locations in Norwich to target and disrupt offenders committing crime in vehicles and road traffic offences, providing awareness and education of traffic offences and demonstrating visible policing for public confidence in keeping Norfolk roads safe.”

Earlier in the day they seized two vehicles, both because the drivers had no insurance, stopped a vehicle which was untaxed and had no MOT and have also caught a driver doing 49mph in a 30mph zone.

While later in the afternoon PC Taylor confirmed they had seized another vehicle for having no insurance.

He tweeted: “No insurance, no excuse! Minimum 6 points & £300 fine. Why risk it!? @NorfolkSpecials @NSRoadsPolicing @RPFOUSgt.”

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