Police seize vehicle in connection to unlicensed scrap metal collecting in Banbury

Police have seized a vehicle in connection to unlicensed scrap metal collecting in Banbury today, Wednesday April 21.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 9:56 am

The Community Safety Team along with Thames Valley Police officers located and seized the vehicle in Balmoral Avenue near the Broughton Road area of town.

TVP officers seized the vehicle, a white van, and issued a fine (£300) and points for no insurance to the driver, a 42-year-old West Midlands man. The driver also received a £100 fine for no MOT.

As this was the first time the driver has been stopped Cherwell Safety Team officers issued the driver with a warning for working as a scrap metal collector without a licence.

TVP officers and the Cherwell Community Safety Team spotted and seized a vehicle in connection to illegal scrap metal collecting near the Broughton Road area of Banbury (Image from the Cherwell Community Safety Team's Facebook page)

The Community Safety Team, posted a message about the seizure on its Facebook page, which said: "Always ensure the collector you use is fully licensed. If you are unsure of the rules please speak to us by emailing: [email protected] or call us on: 01295 221824."

It became the third vehicle seized within the Banbury area in the last month in connection to illegal scrap metal collecting.

The Banbury Guardian reported on another suspected illegal scrap metal collecting incident earlier this week. You can read about it here: https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/crime/police-make-arrest-in-connection-to-suspected-illegal-scrap-metal-dealing-investigation-in-banbury-area-3205617

TVP officers and the Cherwell Community Safety Team spotted and seized a vehicle in connection to illegal scrap metal collecting (Image from the Cherwell Community Safety Team's Facebook page)
TVP officers and the Cherwell Community Safety Team spotted and seized a vehicle in connection to illegal scrap metal collecting near the Broughton Road area of Banbury (Image from the Cherwell Community Safety Team's Facebook page)