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Cumbria Police target road traders on M6

Police targeted rogue traders. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police have taken part in a day of action targeting rogue traders in the county.

The multi-agency operation saw them work with Trading Standards, and other organisations, to stop and search vehicles on the M6.

More than 25 vans and trucks at the Todhills site were searched, in a bid to stop criminals using the county's roads.

There were a number of reasons why drivers were dealt with, from some having loads over the legal limit, to truck drivers who had gone over their permitted driving time, to those suspected to be claiming benefits while working.

These operations act as a deterrent to rogue traders and criminals of any kind who may be travelling through the county, and we will continue to carry out this sort of activity in order to keep criminals off our roads and out of our communities.”

– Sergeant James Bailey