Dozens of offences have been recorded by police after a two-day operation targeting drivers and vehicles suspected of being involved in fly-tipping in Barnet.

On the first two days of July, officers from Edgware ran a multi-agency operation in partnership with Barnet Council, The Environment Agency, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency using London Gateway Services as a stop and search site location.

Vehicles suspected of being involved were identified by police motorcyclists, who escorted vehicles into the stop site where they were examined by Advanced Vehicle Examiners and the DVSA examiners, along with checks by the DVLA and Environment agency.

In addition, Safer Transport officers from NW BCU provided assistance to the DVLA in identifying untaxed vehicles parked in nearby residential streets.

During the two-day operation, which ran between 11am and 5pm, dozens of vehicles were stopped.

A total of 40 of those vehicles were carrying commercial waste, whilst 59 received at least one form of enforcement either from the police or partner agencies

Eight untaxed vehicles were seized by the DVLA, and a further 12 were highlighted as abandoned and were dealt with by Barnet Homes for seizure.

In total, more than 100 offences were identified including waste licence offences, excess weight Tachograph offences, use of a mobile phone while driving, licence offences and no insurance.

Police Sergeant Geoff Parker said: “The operation received high praise by all partner agencies involved and we are all keen to repeat the operation in the future.”

  • One driver was reported for multiple offences and arrested following a suspected positive drug test.