15 year-old boy has been charged with the manslaughter of Polish man Arkadiusz Jozwik
Braintree: Cars Seized During Operation
More than 400 vehicles were stopped and checked by police in Braintree yesterday (Wednesday February 29th) as part of a major operation to crackdown on crime and improve road safety.
More than 40 police officers carried out roadside checks and mobile patrols around the town.
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.
A total of 149 traffic offences were recorded, mainly drivers using mobile phones, not wearing seat belts, having no MOT or speeding.
Five vehicles were seized because the drivers were not insured.
Thirty-five of the drivers who were stopped for not wearing seat belts volunteered to attend a road safety training course instead of paying the £60 fixed penalty fine.
Drivers in Essex are being urged to slow down when it's raining - after 5 deaths and 69 serious injuries on the county's roads in the last year.
A new service is now available in Essex, providing a single point of contact for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.
More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year - nine at Chelmsford Prison.
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