A MULTI-TEAM traffic action day has resulted in fines, vehicles being seized, and taxi suspensions.

Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing led the operation in the Allerton and Sandy Lane area of Bradford.

Sergeant Paul Riley, who manages the ward, said: "The operation was in direct response to concerns raised by our community.

"I would like to thank the partners that assisted us."

These partners included the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Bradford Council's Taxi Licencing.

Officers and partners were deployed in Sandy Lane Village and Allerton Road.

Standard police checks were carried out throughout.

Bradford Council's Taxi Licencing team stopped multiple taxis and spoke with the drivers.

Six taxis were suspended from operating due to non-compliance.

The DVSA seized five vehicles for being unfit to use on the road and a further seven were served delay notices. 

Two were given on the spot fines.

33 vehicles also had their fuel tanks randomly dipped for illegal diesel by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

Councillor Sue Duffy (Thornton and Allerton, Labour) attended the action day in her ward.

She said: "It was great to see first-hand the police and partners in action and working to keep our community safe.

"Talking to residents on the day they said that they appreciated the hard work of police and partners and welcomed the visibility of the operation and their work to keep our roads safe which we as Ward Councillors echo”.