Roadblocks protect border

PC Stuart Parry from Blackpool road policing unit
PC Stuart Parry from Blackpool road policing unit
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POLICE have been stopping motorists driving into Blackpool and Kirkham as part of a clamp down on cross-border criminality.

Officers set up check points on Yeadon Way, the A583 and the A585 from 7am on Friday.

Six vehicles, which were found to have no insurance or defects, were seized and officers also handed out fixed penalty notices for motoring offences.

Insp Darrell Shuck, operations inspector, said: “It’s been a county-wide operation to protect the people who live and work in Lancashire from people who commit serious and organised crime.

“We chose the main arterial routes into Kirkham and Blackpool to target these people who travel around the county committing crime.

“We’ve also been looking at people’s safety and stopping motorists using mobile phones or driving with no seat belt on.

“It’s gone well, we did what we set out to do. People seeing a high visible presence on the street is a reassurance.”

Twelve officers took part in the Fylde coast operation. VOSA, HM Revenue and Customs and Environmental Health were also involved.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 0845 1 25 35 45.