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Station car checks net 12

PUBLISHED: 16:47 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:57 23 August 2010

TWELVE motorists have been arrested and 10 vehicles seized after a police road check. Kent Police motor vehicle examiners, Customs and Excise, the British Transport Police and the Border and Immigration Control Agency stopped cars at Ebbsfleet Internatio

TWELVE motorists have been arrested and 10 vehicles seized after a police road check.

Kent Police motor vehicle examiners, Customs and Excise, the British Transport Police and the Border and Immigration Control Agency stopped cars at Ebbsfleet International Station.

More than 150 staff took part, with automatic number plate recognition cameras monitoring the nearby A2 last Thursday.

A total of 66 vehicles were stopped and searched. Of the 12 arrests, 11 related to immigration and one was in connection with driving while disqualified.

The operation was coordinated by PC Steve Ridley and Sergeant Diane Middlemiss.

PC Ridley said: "This was a very successful operation run in north Kent and the partnership working was excellent.

"The results we saw were good and we have dealt with a number of people committing crime."

Ten vehicles were seized for lack of insurance, 10 fixed penalty tickets were issued for not wearing seatbelts and 12 tickets were issued for road tax evasion and defective vehicles.

Bailiffs recovered £1,390, of which £568 was owed to Dartford Borough Council and £285 to a London council.

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