Police stop 120 vehicles on A1 Borehamwood leads to arrests and vehicle seizures


Police stop 120 vehicles on A1 Borehamwood leads to arrests and vehicle seizures

A number of vehicles were seized and several arrests were made in a multi-police-agency operation in Borehamwood involving 25 Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary and local officers.

Police found one person who had been wanted since 2020.

During the day 120 vehicles were stopped on the A1 Barnet bypass with many of them being charged with the following:

  • Two arrested for possession drugs with intent to supply and cash were recovered
  • The arrest of a wanted person since 2020 for breaching a court order in relation to a domestic abuse offence and failing to appear in court
  • Eleven vehicles had no insurance and were seized off the road
  • A prohibition notices issued by the DVSA for being unsafe to drive on the road
  • A prohibition notices issued by the DVSA and fine for a vehicle being driven overweight
  • More than 20 Traffic Offences Reports (TORs) being issued for various Road Traffic Act offences.

in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), with the aim of tackling serious and organised crime.

Special Sergeant Alex Whittle, who led on the operation for Hertfordshire, with support from PCs Issy Thursfield and Laura Thomas, said: “A huge thanks to my Special Constabulary colleagues, both in Hertfordshire and the Met who gave up their time to be involved in this important day of action.

“The support of the Special Constabulary is invaluable when it comes to conducting operations such as this. We had some really good results which I hope reassures people that we are out there and taking cross-border action to ensure criminals know they are not welcome in Hertfordshire. We’re already planning further events.

“I’d also like to thank Screwfix and Safestore for allowing us to use their car parks to conduct the operation safely.”

PC Brad Glover, from Borehamwood Police said: “This is a really good example of the Special Constabulary working together with ‘regular’ colleagues on a great bit of policing activity, with a combined pursuit of preventing harm, preventing crime and preventing offending to help keep people safe.”

As volunteer police officers, Special Constables give up a minimum of 16 hours a month to keeping the public safe. They have full policing powers – including the power to arrest – and they play a vital role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime.

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