Arrests by officers in roadside checks at Stoke Heath Prison

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Arrests were made and vehicles were seized as part of a police operation off the A41 at Stoke Heath Prison, near Market Drayton.

Roadside checks were carried out on vehicles with the aim of combatting cross-border criminals and prevent prison-related drug offences.

A statement released by West Mercia Police said: "Led by Sergeant Tim Lever and Sergeant Ian Brogan, the team conducted numerous intelligence-led searches and checks on vehicles.

"One man was arrested for drug driving and another man was arrested as he was wanted by another police force.

"The team also seized two vehicles from uninsured drivers and a set of illegal number plates.

"We reported two drivers for driving without insurance, one for use of illegal number plates and one for disqualified driving.

"We will be continuing to carry out this type of operation to combat cross border criminality and prevent prison related drug offences."

The operation, which took place on Thursday, was a joint effort between the North Shropshire Safer Neighbourhood Team, Shropshire Operational Policing Unit, Shrewsbury CID, special constabulary and the prison service.

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