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Police operation leads to 20 cars in 20 hours taken off Norfolk’s roads

PUBLISHED: 07:37 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:47 31 May 2018

Using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, the Operation Moonshot team is able to quickly spot vehicles of interest. Photo: Archant Library.

Using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, the Operation Moonshot team is able to quickly spot vehicles of interest. Photo: Archant Library.

Police officers have seized more than a dozen illegal vehicles in the past two days.

In a 20 hour period, officers working in Norfolk Police’s Operation Moonshot team were able to locate 20 cars which should not have been on the roads and seize them.

Ten of these vehicles were seized yesterday, with the team also make five arrests.

In a Twitter post, police constable Dan Taylor said: “Another 10 cars off of the road today and another five arrests for various offences.

“Twenty cars and 10 arrests in 20 hours over two days. #OpMoonshot making a big impact on the city.”

Originally trialled in 2016, Operation Moonshot is a scheme designed to identify cars being used illegally as they come in and out of the county using automatic number plate recognition.

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