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Safer Roads - Police seize car with no insurance and no tax from Bishops Castle, on the 11th of April 2019.

A Landrover with no insurance and no tax has been seized by Police on the 11h of April 2019..

2019 04 11 Seized

Safer Roads - Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers seize an uninsured and untaxed car from Church Street, Bishops Castle, on the morning of Thursday the 11th of April 2019. 

A Landrover Freelander was causing an obstruction because of where it had been parked.  When Officers attended and conducted checks on the car it was also identified that it was not insured and that the tax had expired.  One of our partner agencies was contacted to arrange the recovery of the car to make the roads a safer place. 

Within forty minutes of Officers arriving with the car, it was removed.  If the owner wants their vehicle back, they will have to prove that they have insurance and valid tax for it, they will also have to pay at least £150 to the recovery company.

If you believe that a vehicle does not have tax, you can use this link to check on the DVLA website, you can also use the link to report vehicles without tax direct to the DVLA.

You can also report untaxed or uninsured vehicles to the Police on 101.  The Police have the power to seize untaxed vehicles in certain circumstances and will do so to help keep our roads as safe as we can.

If you believe that a vehicle is being driven illegally, please contact the Police on 101 with full details of the vehicle and, if possible, the identity of the owner/driver.

You can email the Safer Neighbourhood Team at  , but be aware that this email address should not be used to report an incident that requires an urgent Police answer as it is not monitored 24 hours a day.

Please follow us on Twitter:  @SouthShropCops for updates to this story and others for the area.



Published 11/04/19