Over the Easter weekend officers from the Neighbourhood & Local Policing Team took part in a joint operation with DVA Enforcement and HMRC Fuel Team.
Over the course of two days 40 cars were examined. 3 got a clean bill of health. The remaining 37 had some form of prohibition placed on the vehicle, 13 of which were found to be in a dangerous condition, and had to be collected via trailer or low loader.
4 vehicles were found to be running on red diesel and were seized by HMRC.
A spokesperson said: “The majority of the vehicles examined had been deliberately altered (modified) which caused the vehicle to fail the inspection. Genuine car enthusiasts are able to modify their vehicles safely and legally, however, when the modifications make the vehicle a danger to the driver, passengers or other road users we have to step in.
“When this vehicle was raised on the lift the rear springs fell out, anyone that thinks that’s safe can’t call themselves a car enthusiast.”