Car insurance: Police carry out London checks

Monday, 01 October 2007

Police in London have carried out a crackdown on vehicle-related crime, it has been revealed.

Officials from the Isleworth safer neighbourhood unit plus fraud investigation teams, stopped a number of motorists when they went past the checkpoint on Twickenham Road, reports the Richmond and Twickenham Times.

Such a drive was planned after concerns from local residents that roads may be unsafe in the area, said Kirsty Hayes, a sergeant from the safer neighbourhood team.

Moreover, they wanted to know what was being done about such issues in the borough.

"Several prosecutions will follow for a variety of offences including illegally using red diesel, possession of stolen credit cards and fraudulently claiming income support and disability benefits," she commented to the publication.

A number of the vehicles were clamped by the DVLA for offences including no road find license and for having no valid car insurance.

In related news, uSwitch.com recently stated that 7.7 million car insurance customers who have no-claims discount are risking large premium hikes because it is not protected.
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