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Motorists targeted in police crackdown

A joint operation to search vehicles on the Scottish/English border is being carried out by police from north of England and southern Scotland forces.

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400 offences detected in two day motoring crackdown

A major operation to target motoring offences across the Scotland/England border has been hailed as a success.

Almost 400 offences were detected during the two day initiative last week.

Six police forces teamed up to carry out roadside checks on more then 700 vehicles travelling across the border.

32 vehicles were seized after the drivers were found to have no insurance or license, and a further 200 offences were found.

An estimated £32,000 worth of stolen equipment was also recovered during the operation.

"As well as identifying several hundred offences, Operation Overlord has helped police in Scotland and England gather vital intelligence, which will prove essential for future enforcement initiatives.

"This operation did not target vast majority of law-abiding motorists, who travel through Scotland and England each day, but those who commit various crimes while on the road network.

"I would like to thank all of the agencies involved for their co-operation and support, which ensured Operation Overlord sent a clear message that offences on our roads will not be tolerated."

– Brian Jones, Temporary Road Policing Inspector, Lothian and Borders Police

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