Police tackle speeding and vehicle offences in Sheringham area clampdown

PUBLISHED: 12:08 27 May 2014

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More than 55 vehicles have been stopped by officers in Sheringham during a continued clampdown on speeding and other motoring offences.

Five fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers, and nine vehicles given vehicle defect tickets – two of which were immediate prohibition notices meaning the vehicles could not leave the site without the defect being fixed.

One vehicle is being investigated for use of incorrect fuel and three were seized for having no insurance.

The action days were held in the area in response to concerns raised at a Sheringham Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting.

Traffic enforcement days were held along the A148 just outside Sheringham and A149 in Sheringham town centre.

Local police teamed up with officers from the Constabulary’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition unit, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and the road fuel testing unit from HM Revenue and Customs.

PC Rebekah Simms said: “Deterring people from speeding and encouraging residents and visitors to Sheringham to drive safely is essential. We are committed to working with local residents and partner agencies via our SNAP meetings to help tackle local issues.”

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