Locals welcome clamp down on driving offences in East Brighton
08 April 2013
Local neighbourhood police officers along with traffic officers
had a successful day of action known as Op Casper on Wednesday 3
April targeting all manner of driving offences in Moulsecoomb and
PC Nick Simmons from Brighton Neighbourhood Police Team said: "The
day of action raised a great deal of positive interest from many
residents and led to two arrests.
"Sixteen PCSOs patrolled the area looking for abandoned and untaxed
vehicles whilst PCs assisted road traffic officers in stopping
vehicles that had no insurance or had a marker on them for other
offences. Like for example, when we stopped a car for not being
insured but then further checks led to the 21-year-old driver being
arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of
cannabis. He has been bailed until 4 July pending further
"I would appeal to anyone to contact local officers if they have
any concerns about driving offences in their area. You can also
report anti-social driving via the Op Crackdown on the Sussex
Op Casper results:
Four cars seized under Section 165 - displaying no insurance.
Fifty two cars have been reported to the DVLA for not displaying
valid tax discs.
Two untaxed cars were clamped for removal as they had not been
taxed for a considerable amount of time.
Twenty three Fixed Penalty Notices were issued.
Two drivers were given warnings for anti-social driving and next
time their cars will be seized if caught continuing to drive in the
Two people arrested: A 21-year-old local man arrested on suspicion
of money laundering and possession of class B drugs and a
31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of theft from various shops
in Brighton who has now been charged. He is Mark John Humberstone,
a roofer from Fitzherbert Drive, Brighton.
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