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Police seize uninsured cars in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 16:43 02 April 2012

Boris Johnson and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe with crushed cars at the start of Operation Como

Boris Johnson and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe with crushed cars at the start of Operation Como

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Nearly 100 cars were stopped by police in Bromley in a one-day operation against uninsured drivers on Friday (March 30).

Seventeen vehicles were seized and will be crushed in eight days if owners can’t prove they are insured.

They also have to pay a £200 fine, storage fees, and six points on their licence, possibly leading to a ban.

Bromley police commander Steph Roberts said: “We will continue to carry out these operations to reclaim Bromley’s roads and make them safer.”

She added that uninsured drivers are more likely to be involved in criminal activity, drive unsafe vehicles and have an accident.

Police stopped 97 cars across the borough on the day, using numberplate scanners to identify suspected criminals and uninsured drivers.

Several cars were stopped at a checkpoint in the Old Bromley Road.

The day was part of Operation Cubo, a London-wide operation against road crime which has seen 15,000 vehicles seized since October 2011.


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