Police operation success

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Motorists who were breaking the law were stopped in their tracks by police.

Yesterday (Thursday), 74 drivers were stopped in West Lothian as part of Operation Scandium action.

It is designed to tackle metal theft, road safety and road crime.

Officers from road policing working with partnership organisations, stopped 74 vehicles near Junction 4 of the M8.

Three vehicles were seized and drivers reported for having no insurance.

Another 18 drivers were either fined or reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with nine offences, which included HGVs with faults, vehicles not having a valid MOT and possession of cannabis.

A further 30 people were given warnings for three offences which included children not being secured safely within an approved car seat and issues surrounding the maintenance of the vehicle.

A police spokesperson said: “These results show the importance of activity like this in detecting a range of offences and helping to keep our roads safe.”