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Winter Initiative Straiton

Winter Initiative ❄️🚗


On Sunday 3rd of December 2023 officers from our Midlothian Community Action Teams, Community Policing Team, Roads Policing and Motorcycle unit deployed to the Straiton area where a winter road check was set up in the Park and Ride, working alongside colleagues from DVSA.


Over the course of the Operation, approximately 200 vehicles were stopped, and lighting, tyres, windscreen wash/wipers etc checked to ensure that vehicles were ready to be driven in winter conditions.


3 vehicles were seized due to being driven without insurance, 2 drivers are to be reported for driving without licences and 1 driver was arrested after failing a roadside drug wipe. Numerous other driving offences were identified over the course of the operation, which have been dealt with by various means. DVSA officers issued 5 prohibitions relating to issues with vehicles tyres and brakes, which will need rectified prior to the continued use of these vehicles.


Officers also provided Bike Marking and security advice at Halfords and patrols were carried out in the Retail Park to deter and detect shoplifters.

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Jonathan Cassidy
(Police Scotland, PC, J Div - Midlothian Community)

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