Police hand out “substantial fines” after operation to crackdown on illegal red diesel use.
Police and HM Customs officials have handed out ‘substantial’ fines today after an operation to crack down on illegal red diesel use in Flint.
The joint operation kicked off at around 8am at Swinchiard Brook when officers arrived at a camp set up by the traveller community.
Police didn’t make any arrests during the operation however, they did test a number of vehicles for red diesel which is illegal to use for many vehicles on public roads.
Police say there were positive tests on two cars for red diesel, HMRC officers handed out ‘substantial’ on the spot fines, the vehicles were later handed back to their owners.
Pictures by Jack Reece.