Shirebrook mini-buses seized by police

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Police have seized seven mini-buses during a day of traffic checks in Shirebrook.

It is after they were found to be on the road without the correct insurance during an operation to target road safety and crime

The checks were carried out on Friday, 7th September in a joint initiative between police in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and Bolsover District Council.

Drivers were stopped near to Sports Direct in Shirebrook and officers also carried out a number of searches and advised taxi drivers about what documents they need to legally operate in the UK.

A further mini bus stopped during the checks was found to be defective, and its owner now has to carry out the repairs and put the vehicle through an MOT.

Sgt Matt Trot,h of the Shirebrook Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We carried out the operation in response to concerns from the community and as a reminder to drivers about their responsibilities to ensure they are properly insured, have the correct licence and that their vehicles are roadworthy.

“It is hoped that we will carry out further checks in the area over the next few months.”

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police, or visit the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.