Motorists arrested after joint police operation in Shropshire

By James Pugh | Wem | Crime | Published:

Six motorists were arrested as part of a joint police operation in the north of Shropshire.

The operation targeted motorists travelling in the Whitchurch, Wem and Oswestry areas.

During the operation, more than 130 vehicles were checked, resulting in 15 being seized for no insurance or tax.

Of the six arrests, two were for drink and drug driving, and four drivers were reported for traffic offences.

The operation, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday and tackled cross-border crime, was carried out by the Shropshire division of West Mercia Police, North Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police.

Constable Deborah Wheeler, of West Mercia Police, said: “It happened between 7pm and 2am and we covered the whole road network between the different areas.

“It was really proactive work with our neighbouring forces and they were good figures. The arrests and seizures covered the whole area of the operation.”

James Pugh

By James Pugh

Shropshire Star Business and Farming Editor.

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