‘Uninsured drivers are a menace’

Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead

Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead

First published in
Last updated

Drivers without car insurance have become the latest targets of a police purge in Bradford.

Five vehicles were seized in two days as part of a week-long police operation to target prolific and persistent criminals.

Eight people were also arrested, by officers working on Operation Viper, for a variety of offences including robbery, burglary and possession with intent to supply drugs. The activity centred on the Thornton, Queensbury and Little Horton areas of the city, where three cannabis farms were also discovered and dismantled.

Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead, who leads Operation Viper, said: “Uninsured drivers are a menace to law-abiding motorists who pay increased insurance premiums to mitigate the losses incurred by those who drive, and crash, without insurance.”

Anyone caught driving without insurance faces having their car seized, a maximum fine of £5,000, eight points on their licence, and a criminal record.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree