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North Wales Police campaign targets illegal drivers

NORTH Wales Police is targeting illegal drivers in a two-week campaign.

The crackdown, which was launched on Tuesday, will see officers targeting those who drive while disqualified, with no insurance or without a valid licence.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Shannon said: “This kind of policing is about denying criminals use of the roads, saving the ordinary driver from higher insurance premiums and reducing road casualties.

“Anybody found to be driving illegally can face being arrested. We will use all available powers to seize illegal vehicles and remove them from the roads. By doing this, we are helping to safeguard the lives of others.

“The public can be reassured that we will not tolerate crime on our roads therefore if you suspect an illegal driver please contact us.”

Officers will be using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology and working with the DVLA and Motor Insurance Bureau.

If anybody has information about illegal drivers they should contact the police on 101, the force’s non-emergency line, or Crimestoppers Wales anonymously on 0800 555 111.