Stoke & Staffordshire

More than 2,000 uninsured cars seized in Staffordshire

Matthew Ellis
Image caption Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said the number of insured drivers in the county had risen as a result of the Cars Behind Bars campaign

More than 2,000 cars, vans and motorcycles have been seized by Staffordshire Police as part of a crackdown on uninsured drivers.

A total of 665 vehicles have been scrapped since the Cars Behind Bars crackdown began a year ago.

A further 60 have been sold at auction - raising more than £35,000.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said the number of insured drivers in the county had risen as a result of the campaign.

"It's clear that the message is hitting home," he said.

Officers have been using number plate recognition systems to identify drivers without insurance.

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