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Three men arrested and 58 vehicles checked in police crackdown in Bury St Edmunds area

Police news. (2791021)
Police news. (2791021)

Three people were arrested on suspicion of drug driving offences during a police crackdown in the Bury St Edmunds area.

Police and partner agencies escorted 58 vehicles to Rougham Hill Lorry Park for investigation with just 13 leaving clear of any offences on Wednesday.

Drugs dog searches resulted in 15 people being drug tested with three men arrested and taken to Bury Police Investigation Centre and later released under investigation. They were:

  • A 33-year-old man, from the Bury area, on suspicion of drug driving (cannabis)
  • A 28-year-old man, from the Colchester area, on suspicion of drug driving (cocaine)
  • A 33-year-old man, from Thetford, on suspicion of being over the drug-drive limit whilst supervising a learner driver; and also for possession of cannabis.

Sergeant Julian Ditcham, of the Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: "We will continue to hold these operations on a regular basis, both to target any criminals who may be travelling through Suffolk, but also to remove unsafe vehicles and people driving illegally, making our roads and county as a whole safer for everyone."

Thirty four traffic offence reports were issued and six vehicles seized as a result of no insurance and no driving licence offences.

Two vehicle defect rectification notices were issued and three vehicles were reported for having no tax.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency issued seven immediate prohibitions, taking those vehicles off the road; 14 delayed prohibitions and 33 advisory notices.

The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service identified one stolen trailer.

Trading Standards spoke with 11 traders with two requiring urgent follow-ups for illegal trading.

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