More than 2,000 uninsured cars seized in Staffordshire

Matthew Ellis 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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