A radioactive shipment was stopped on the A11 during a police crackdown on the transportation of dangerous goods. 

Operation Chemical was led by East Anglia's Commercial Vehicle Units and assisted by the BCH (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire) Road Policing Unit.

Across four days, a total of 86 vehicles were checked between May 7 and  May 10, with 41 vehicles carrying dangerous goods.

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Of these, 16 were issued with warnings or advisory notices, four were issued with fixed penalty notices and one required further enquiries regarding radioactive shipment.

Norfolk Constabulary confirmed that the radioactive shipment was medically related and was stopped on the A11 at Thetford.

PC Terry Harvey, from Suffolk Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit, said: “I cannot stress how important it is to ensure dangerous goods are being transported in a safe and legal manner.

"The potential for serious harm to be caused if they are not means there is a real necessity for us to carry out operations such as this.”