Six men arrested in major police operation in Basildon

Seized: Some of the vehicles taken away by Police

Seized: Some of the vehicles taken away by Police

First published in Echo News

SIX men have been arrested and 14 vehicles seized in a major police operation in Basildon.

Over 40 police officers took part in Operation Surround A Town today, carrying out roadside checks and mobile patrols around Basildon.

Four men aged 24, 29, 32 and 36 who were all from East London were arrested on suspicion of stealing clothing from a charity after a truck loaded with British Heart Foundation collection bags was stopped near Billericay.

A 25-year-old man from Basildon was also arrested on suspicion of being involved in a domestic assault and a 25-year-old man from East London was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and possessing cannabis.

More than 320 vehicles were stopped and checked. Fourteen vehicles were seized for no insurance, 103 had expired MOTs, 102 people were not wearing seatbelts and 40 drivers were seen using mobile phones.

More than 30 other motor offences were also discovered.

The operation was also part of Essex County Council’s three-year No Excuse campaign to tackle motoring offences and raise awareness that there is no excuse for offences such as speeding, driving while using a mobile phone, not wearing seat belts or driving without insurance or valid driving documents.

All six of the arrested men remain in custody for further questioning.

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7:01pm Tue 9 Oct 12

shoebury52 says...

Seems like a good days work then. Should have this widespread then the people who do not wish to drive legally will gradually be found by the net.
Seems like a good days work then. Should have this widespread then the people who do not wish to drive legally will gradually be found by the net. shoebury52
  • Score: 5

7:18pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Speedysnail says...

shoebury52 wrote:
Seems like a good days work then. Should have this widespread then the people who do not wish to drive legally will gradually be found by the net.
Could not agree more Shoebury52. Drove past a checkpoint earlier loads of cars pulled up and loads of police checking them over. Would like to see this more.
[quote][p][bold]shoebury52[/bold] wrote: Seems like a good days work then. Should have this widespread then the people who do not wish to drive legally will gradually be found by the net.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more Shoebury52. Drove past a checkpoint earlier loads of cars pulled up and loads of police checking them over. Would like to see this more. Speedysnail
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Gay Ray says...

Good simple basic policing. I hope we see more of it.
Good simple basic policing. I hope we see more of it. Gay Ray
  • Score: 4

10:30pm Tue 9 Oct 12

the.transporter says...

Probably more done for road safety in that one day than all month with the speed cameras..

Good job done with the local police then :)
Probably more done for road safety in that one day than all month with the speed cameras.. Good job done with the local police then :) the.transporter
  • Score: 4

10:33pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Trainman says...

WHAT a pity our local coppers can't be bothered to carry out checks like this? there again, they only work Part-Time here.
WHAT a pity our local coppers can't be bothered to carry out checks like this? there again, they only work Part-Time here. Trainman
  • Score: 0

12:55am Wed 10 Oct 12

heartbeat says...

Speedysnail wrote:
shoebury52 wrote:
Seems like a good days work then. Should have this widespread then the people who do not wish to drive legally will gradually be found by the net.
Could not agree more Shoebury52. Drove past a checkpoint earlier loads of cars pulled up and loads of police checking them over. Would like to see this more.
I'm all for more of this too. Why on earth should law-abiding citizens pay small fortunes to drive legitimately (insurance/MOT/regul
ar maintenance etc.) while toerags who couldn't care less about anyone else's safety zoom around causing danger in cars that aren't legally safe or insured, chatting on their mobiles etc. Definitely happy to see more of this and hope the motorists caught endangering other road users in one way or another are dealt with heavily.
[quote][p][bold]Speedysnail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shoebury52[/bold] wrote: Seems like a good days work then. Should have this widespread then the people who do not wish to drive legally will gradually be found by the net.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more Shoebury52. Drove past a checkpoint earlier loads of cars pulled up and loads of police checking them over. Would like to see this more.[/p][/quote]I'm all for more of this too. Why on earth should law-abiding citizens pay small fortunes to drive legitimately (insurance/MOT/regul ar maintenance etc.) while toerags who couldn't care less about anyone else's safety zoom around causing danger in cars that aren't legally safe or insured, chatting on their mobiles etc. Definitely happy to see more of this and hope the motorists caught endangering other road users in one way or another are dealt with heavily. heartbeat
  • Score: 1

7:24am Wed 10 Oct 12

steve077 says...

Probably more done for road safety in that one day than all month with the speed cameras..

Good job done with the local police then :)
Could not agree more - more effective for road safety than speed cameras will ever be, mind you speed cameras have nothing to do with safety any way. As people slow down and bunch up as they go pass the cameras(even those not speeding),they are more dangerous than safe. They are only there to collect money not safety concerns.
Probably more done for road safety in that one day than all month with the speed cameras.. Good job done with the local police then :) Could not agree more - more effective for road safety than speed cameras will ever be, mind you speed cameras have nothing to do with safety any way. As people slow down and bunch up as they go pass the cameras(even those not speeding),they are more dangerous than safe. They are only there to collect money not safety concerns. steve077
  • Score: 2

11:54am Wed 10 Oct 12

a127scamera says...

get out there and do it again and again and again...get the message out....law breakers won't be tolerated.
get out there and do it again and again and again...get the message out....law breakers won't be tolerated. a127scamera
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

a127scamera wrote:
get out there and do it again and again and again...get the message out....law breakers won't be tolerated.
Excellent comments here - which is why this is the main reason our insurance premiums are rocketing!
[quote][p][bold]a127scamera[/bold] wrote: get out there and do it again and again and again...get the message out....law breakers won't be tolerated.[/p][/quote]Excellent comments here - which is why this is the main reason our insurance premiums are rocketing! Olivia2847
  • Score: 3

12:08pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

Try Leigh Road - they would have a field day!
Try Leigh Road - they would have a field day! Olivia2847
  • Score: 2

12:09pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

Trainman wrote:
WHAT a pity our local coppers can't be bothered to carry out checks like this? there again, they only work Part-Time here.
You've been watching too much Early Doors haven't you !
[quote][p][bold]Trainman[/bold] wrote: WHAT a pity our local coppers can't be bothered to carry out checks like this? there again, they only work Part-Time here.[/p][/quote]You've been watching too much Early Doors haven't you ! Olivia2847
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

any of these nerks caught with cannabis?
any of these nerks caught with cannabis? Eric Whim
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Biker One says...

Eric Whim wrote:
any of these nerks caught with cannabis?
Didin't you read the article?

a 25-year-old man from East London was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and possessing cannabis.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: any of these nerks caught with cannabis?[/p][/quote]Didin't you read the article? [quote] a 25-year-old man from East London was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and possessing cannabis. [/quote] Biker One
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

If you want to a catch a law breaker, then the police should go to Sweden. If you go on YouTube, and put in 'ghostrider' its a stuntman that weaves in and out of traffic on Sweden motorways on his modified Suzuki Gsxr 1000. Sometimes reaching speeds of 200MPH.

But back to Basildon, well to be honest, I think that once again its just another money making opportunity for the government. We pay enough in insurance, petrol, tax etc.. And then Mr plod who we pay their wages, decide to stop us for speeding. Who cares about speeding, I do it everyday, only been caught once in nearly 4 years, and will continue to do it. My car. My rules.
If you want to a catch a law breaker, then the police should go to Sweden. If you go on YouTube, and put in 'ghostrider' its a stuntman that weaves in and out of traffic on Sweden motorways on his modified Suzuki Gsxr 1000. Sometimes reaching speeds of 200MPH. But back to Basildon, well to be honest, I think that once again its just another money making opportunity for the government. We pay enough in insurance, petrol, tax etc.. And then Mr plod who we pay their wages, decide to stop us for speeding. Who cares about speeding, I do it everyday, only been caught once in nearly 4 years, and will continue to do it. My car. My rules. Basildon.lad.21
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

If you want to a catch a law breaker, then the police should go to Sweden. If you go on YouTube, and put in 'ghostrider' its a stuntman that weaves in and out of traffic on Sweden motorways on his modified Suzuki Gsxr 1000. Sometimes reaching speeds of 200MPH.

But back to Basildon, well to be honest, I think that once again its just another money making opportunity for the government. We pay enough in insurance, petrol, tax etc.. And then Mr plod who we pay their wages, decide to stop us for speeding. Who cares about speeding, I do it everyday, only been caught once in nearly 4 years, and will continue to do it. My car. My rules.
If you want to a catch a law breaker, then the police should go to Sweden. If you go on YouTube, and put in 'ghostrider' its a stuntman that weaves in and out of traffic on Sweden motorways on his modified Suzuki Gsxr 1000. Sometimes reaching speeds of 200MPH. But back to Basildon, well to be honest, I think that once again its just another money making opportunity for the government. We pay enough in insurance, petrol, tax etc.. And then Mr plod who we pay their wages, decide to stop us for speeding. Who cares about speeding, I do it everyday, only been caught once in nearly 4 years, and will continue to do it. My car. My rules. Basildon.lad.21
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Essexadventure says...

Good work guys...lets have more of these please. And see if you can catch Basildon.lad.21 clearly no respect for anyone else's safety!
Good work guys...lets have more of these please. And see if you can catch Basildon.lad.21 clearly no respect for anyone else's safety! Essexadventure
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Speedysnail says...

Basildon.lad21 Bet you love to speed in your little tikes car as you whizz round the playground. Grow up theres a good lad ;-)
Basildon.lad21 Bet you love to speed in your little tikes car as you whizz round the playground. Grow up theres a good lad ;-) Speedysnail
  • Score: 1

9:49pm Wed 10 Oct 12

jakeyboi135 says...

I totally agree Basildon.lad21, I'm the same at home, so what I savagely beat women and murder, my house my rules. Idiot.
I totally agree Basildon.lad21, I'm the same at home, so what I savagely beat women and murder, my house my rules. Idiot. jakeyboi135
  • Score: 1

9:43am Thu 11 Oct 12

PJR-121 says...

Basildon.lad.21 wrote:
If you want to a catch a law breaker, then the police should go to Sweden. If you go on YouTube, and put in 'ghostrider' its a stuntman that weaves in and out of traffic on Sweden motorways on his modified Suzuki Gsxr 1000. Sometimes reaching speeds of 200MPH. But back to Basildon, well to be honest, I think that once again its just another money making opportunity for the government. We pay enough in insurance, petrol, tax etc.. And then Mr plod who we pay their wages, decide to stop us for speeding. Who cares about speeding, I do it everyday, only been caught once in nearly 4 years, and will continue to do it. My car. My rules.
Another money making scam - interesting...

I see you say you pay your insurance, why is that? You pay your VED too I take it, why?

But you're happy for people who don't pay for insurance, or their VED, to carry on? But if that's the case - why do you pay it?

And yes fair enough, your car, your rules, I agree, I have that argument every time someone in my car changes the radio. But the speed limit is set to the ROAD, not your car. It isn't your road now is it, therefore, it's not your rules...
[quote][p][bold]Basildon.lad.21[/bold] wrote: If you want to a catch a law breaker, then the police should go to Sweden. If you go on YouTube, and put in 'ghostrider' its a stuntman that weaves in and out of traffic on Sweden motorways on his modified Suzuki Gsxr 1000. Sometimes reaching speeds of 200MPH. But back to Basildon, well to be honest, I think that once again its just another money making opportunity for the government. We pay enough in insurance, petrol, tax etc.. And then Mr plod who we pay their wages, decide to stop us for speeding. Who cares about speeding, I do it everyday, only been caught once in nearly 4 years, and will continue to do it. My car. My rules.[/p][/quote]Another money making scam - interesting... I see you say you pay your insurance, why is that? You pay your VED too I take it, why? But you're happy for people who don't pay for insurance, or their VED, to carry on? But if that's the case - why do you pay it? And yes fair enough, your car, your rules, I agree, I have that argument every time someone in my car changes the radio. But the speed limit is set to the ROAD, not your car. It isn't your road now is it, therefore, it's not your rules... PJR-121
  • Score: 1

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