Posted: Fri 3rd Jul 2015

Police hand out “substantial fines” after operation to crackdown on illegal red diesel use.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015

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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Pictures by Jack Reece. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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