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Man caught with knuckleduster cautioned during Brierley Hill crime blitz
8:30am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
A MAN armed with a knuckleduster was among offenders nabbed in Brierley Hill during a crime crackdown by cops.
The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) blitz in the area aimed to identify stolen vehicles along with vehicles used for crime or being driven without insurance.
The man with the knuckleduster, who was aged 30 and stopped in Brettell Lane, was cautioned for possession of an offensive weapon.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on the Audnam Road, Wordsley, for using a mobile phone whilst driving and for having no insurance. Officers checked his identity using a mobile fingerprint machine which confirmed that he had given false details.
He was charged with driving without a licence and obstructing police, and was bailed pending his court appearance.
A man aged 29 was identified and stopped on Quarry Bank High Street. He was charged with driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance, and was bailed to appear in court.
Sergeant Deb Rowbothan, from Brierley Hill police, said: "Dangerous or illegal drivers are not tolerated in Dudley and we will continue to take action where necessary. Regular operations like this one will continue to form part of our policing strategy.
"I would encourage members of the community to contact us if they have a particular problem in their neighbourhood, whether it is vehicle crime, drugs or metal theft we are here to tackle the things that matter to our local communities".
For more information visit www.dudleypolice.org.uk