Delivery lorries centre of police op

Newspapers being delivered from distribution centres in Yorkshire on Sunday night were delayed after the police swooped on vans and found them to be overloaded and unroadworthy.

Twenty-one vans or lorries were stopped, 16 of which were carrying newspapers, near the Eastfield Industrial Estate, near Scarborough. Nine were prevented from continuing their journey for a range of offences, including overloading and having faulty brakes, steering, suspension or tyres. One driver was charged with a drink driving offence.

Sergeant Chris Carlton, from North Yorkshire Police, who co-ordinated the swoop, said he realised that some newspaper deliveries were delayed but that was an inevitable consequence of the operation.

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