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A police day of action on the motorway network in Cheshire and the North West netted more than 100 rogue drivers.

The North West Motorway Police Group targeted drivers on Cheshire's M6, M56, M62 routes last Wednesday

Officers targeted criminals using the network to commit cross border crimes and illegal drivers who risk the safety of other road users by driving uninsured or unsafe vehicles.

A total of 224 vehicles were stopped on the day and 47 motorists were breathalysed. Officers identified a total of 102 road traffic offences and seized 39 vehicles for offences such as no licence or insurance. A stolen motorbike was also recovered.

It involved four North West police forces — Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester, and was supported by officers from West Yorkshire.

The operation also involved Highways Agency and other partner agencies including the Vehicle Operating and Services Agency (VOSA), HMRC and Trading Standards.

The complex network of motorways in the North West are used by thousands of people every day and officers from the North West Motorway Police Group are responsible for keeping the network safe.

Chief Inspector Rachel Buckle of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), who led the operation, said: "Motorway officers came together to demonstrate their commitment to keeping the roads safe for commuters and preventing criminals from making use of the motorways to conduct their illegal activities."

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