A number of vehicles were seized and a man was arrested during a road safety operation in Halesowen this week. 

West Midlands Police seized more than 10 vehicles for being driven without tax, insurance or both and issued numerous tickets to drivers whose vehicles were in a dangerous condition as part of a four-hour operation on Tuesday (February 6). 

A 28-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a stop request and check on his car. 

The event was a joint operation on Mucklow Hill between officers from the Halesowen Neighbourhood Team and partners including West Midlands Fire Service and the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). 

Sergeant Nichola Chester, from the Halesowen Neighbourhood Team, said: "

“We know there are drivers who don’t take the time and effort to make sure their vehicles are fit for the road or who blatantly flout the rules by not having all their paperwork up to date. 

“These drivers are a nuisance and a potential danger to other road users but through road safety operations like this one, we’re making it clear we won’t tolerate their irresponsible behaviour.

“We can’t be everywhere at once but we will be holding more of these operations at different times and different locations, so I’d urge drivers to follow the rules and stay safe to avoid being inconvenienced and even penalised.”