Thirty vehicles stopped during multi-agency crackdown on key Fen roads

THIRTY vehicles were stopped in a multi-agency crackdown on key Fen roads.

Police and representatives from HMRC dipped tanks for red diesel, checked cars for evidence of heating oil and scrap metal thefts and scrutinised documents of every vehicle they stopped on Monday.

One car was seized for having no insurance and a couple of warnings were issued by HMRC for failing to mark up tanks containing red diesel.

Insp Mick Bates said: “The theft of red diesel and heating oil is often a problem in rural areas and the Downham Market/Terrington St Clement area is no exception.

“We pro-actively target vehicles that we suspect are involved in crimes like this. We specifically chose the A17, A47 and A10 as these are the major arterial routes through the area.

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“This is not a one-off event, we’ve got a number of dates planned over the next weeks and months in an effort to combat rural crime in the area.”

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