Search

40 uninsured vehicles seized in Newham in a day

15:01 20 December 2012

More uninsured vehicles were seized in Newham than anywhere else in London on Tuesday during a police operation targeting illegal drivers.

Newham police joined city-wide Operation Cubo to crack down on rogue motorists on the drive home for Christmas.

A total of 40 vehicles were seized and five people were arrested - one for driving while disqualified, two for handling stolen goods, one for fraud, and one from a road traffic accident.

The officers were checking cars in East Ham at the junction of Barking Road and the A406 North Circular from 7.30am to 5pm.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “Operation Cubo was the first dedicated day targeting a specific crime and involving officers from across the Met we ran after I became Commissioner.

“We knew that around 80 per cent of uninsured drivers are criminals and are more likely to be involved in crashes.

“Cubo’s great success illustrates this - with more than 1,000 arrests for a range of offences - and if for example we take a car off a repeat burglar we’ll make it more difficult for them to offend.”

Since the Commissioner launched Operation Cubo in October 2011, the total number of vehicles seized has risen to more than 44,000 - the most the Met has ever seized in one year - and more than 1,000 people have been arrested under Cubo for offences including rape, possession of illegal firearms, money laundering and drugs.

Latest News Stories

44 minutes ago
Egita Galvona has set up a sewing class workshop in Stratford

A clothes-making mum has set up her own sewing workshop to give others the freedom to create their own threads.

Newham College
The Scrabble Champions tournament is taking place at the ExCel

For many people, Scrabble is a game that only gets played with the family when you’re full of roast turkey and trimmings.

London
Recycling rates in Newham are the lowest in the capital

Recycling rates in Newham are the worst in the capital, according to new data released today by the London Assembly,

London
13 minutes ago
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Most read news

Even for Buffalo – one of the US’s snowiest places – the weather has been extreme,

#NotVotingUkip was labelled a welcome reassurance by some of the Twitterati.

It’s OK-ish, but the value stems from Hitler’s signature.

MP Greg Hands expressed his condolences in a series of tweets about the accident.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition