Uninsured driver with false registration plates snared on school run

A male driver with a young child in his car was arrested after failing to stop for police yesterday.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:04 am
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A Blackpool police spokesman said: "During one of our high visibility patrols around schools at drop off time this morning a vehicle bearing false registration plates was seized. The driver had no licence or insurance and was arrested after failing to stop for police. All this whilst the driver had a young child in the car with him carrying out the school run."

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The patrol was carried out as part of Lancashire police's Operation Manta Ray, which is aimed at tackling the 'fatal five' - speeding, mobile phones, drink and drug driving, careless driving, and not wearing seat belts - on the region's roads.

The Gazette approached the police for more information.