Knives seized, cars seized and tickets issued in motoring clampdown

Cars were stopped, seized and knives found <i>(Image: Lancs Police)</i>
Cars were stopped, seized and knives found (Image: Lancs Police)

Three drivers have been issued with tickets for failing to have valid MOTs, while one driver was booked for being on his mobile phone.

As part of an operation around road safety, and in partnership with Trading Standards, Hyndburn neighbourhood policing team were in the Great Harwood area on Monday morning (January 23).

Lancashire Telegraph: Vehicle seized
Lancashire Telegraph: Vehicle seized

Vehicle seized (Image: Lancs Police)

Three tickets were issued to vehicle owners for failing to have a valid MOT, one ticket was issued to a driver for using a mobile phone while in control of his vehicle and a vehicle was seized from a driver for having no insurance.

Then on Monday evening, officers focused on the Manchester Road area of Accrington and the Blackburn Road area of Oswaldtwistle.

The team were joined by several student officers.

Lancashire Telegraph: The knife found by police
Lancashire Telegraph: The knife found by police

The knife found by police (Image: Lancs Police)

A vehicle was seized by the local NHP team for having no insurance. The driver was also reported for being in possession of a bladed article.

Numerous vehicles were stopped as part of the operation and a traffic offence report for no insurance was issued as well as producers for other motorists and advice given for minor defects.

A spokesperson for the police said: "The information that you provide is invaluable to us and you can contact the team online by using Lancashire Talking."

Lancashire Telegraph: One of the cars stopped
Lancashire Telegraph: One of the cars stopped

One of the cars stopped (Image: Lancs Police)