Vehicles stopped during police operation on Romford Road

Officers seize a pick-up truck on Romford Road Picture: Met Police

Officers seize a pick-up truck on Romford Road Picture: Met Police - Credit: Met Police

Three hundred vehicles were stopped during a police operation on Romford Road.

Vehicles being pulled over on Romford Road Picture: Met Police

Vehicles being pulled over on Romford Road Picture: Met Police - Credit: Met Police

Special constables joined forces with the vehicle enforcement team on Saturday in a bid to crack down on criminals who use the busy road.

The operation saw 22 vehicles seized for having either no insurance or not being driven in accordance to their licence, while three people were arrested for immigration offences.

The special constables - volunteer police officers - provided a visible deterrent for criminals using the roads while apprehending unsuspecting ones who, through the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, were detected as being ‘wanted’.

Special Constabulary chief officer John Conway, said: “This weekend’s operation was a great success and showed off the excellent skills of our special constables in tackling crime.”


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