King's Lynn cadets take action
As part of the National Volunteers Week for 2016, the King's Lynn Volunteer Police Cadets worked with officers to tackle the use of illegal fuel.
On Saturday 4 June 2016 the team worked alongside members from HM Revenue and Customs to stop vehicles and check for the illegal use of red diesel.
Two drivers were issued Fixed Penalty Tickets (FPN) on Saturday where one of these vehicles was disclaimed by the owner. The Ford Ranger (pictured) was stopped, checked and found to contain illegal fuel. The male driver chose to disclaim his vehicle rather than pay the fine of £575 plus recovery and storage fees.
Over the weekend 68 hours were worked by the cadets who operated at several sites, identified by complaints received by the police, across the west of the county.
Also, as part of the initiative, more than 50 vehicle owners will be receiving speed watch advisory letters for unacceptable speed in the targeted villages.
Sergeant Darryl Grief said, "This was an extremely successful weekend where the teams worked together allowing the cadets to receive a great insight into how the Police work in partnership with other agencies”.
Lead Cadet Amy Webber stated "This was a brilliant opportunity which I hope to be part of again. I have asked staff if we can assist the Community Speed Watch
Teams in the future to help prevent accidents and help keep the people of West Norfolk safe in their Villages.”