Police rescued 18 people from the back of a refrigerated lorry near Peterborough on Tuesday (23 February), less than a week after a similar incident on the A14. Officers in Cambridgeshire said they received a call from an HGV driver who had noticed the people on his vehicle and was concerned for their welfare. Paramedics attended the scene at Haddon Services on the A1M but nobody was injured. Read more Police track down refrigerated truck after desperate phone calls from […]
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300.