Police stop illegal drivers during Wakefield operation

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Police stopped 119 vehicles during a joint operation to take illegal drivers off the roads.

Officers seized cars and dished out fines for offences including not wearing their seat belts, using mobile phones and having illegal tinted windows.

Officers from the central neighbourhood police team stopped the vehicles during spot checks in the city centre on Saturday with the help from staff from Wakefield Council.

Three vehicles were seized for motoring offences, including no insurance, and eight people are now being investigated for benefit fraud.

Four fixed penalties were handed out to drivers caught using their mobile phone, while three people were caught not wearing their seat belts.

Three vehicles were found to have defects and four other cars had tinted windows.

One person was driving without the appropriate tax, while two vehicles were running on red diesel, which is against the law.

And two taxis were operating without licence plates.