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Eighteen vehicles barred from the road in police crackdown

By Philip Murray

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EIGHTEEN commercial vehicles have been barred from the road after police netted them in a crackdown on rogue traders.

The high-visibility patrols, conducted as part of Operation Monarda, which was launched last week, saw officers target Inverness and Brora.

Commercial vehicles were stopped and checked over two days in a bid to tackle bogus callers and doorstep crime.

Traffic, trading and environmental offences were among those detected. Police added that several people had been reported to the procurator fiscal.

Detective Inspector Richard Ross said: "We’re sending out a clear message: bogus callers and their associated crimes will not be tolerated in the Highlands.

"Police Scotland will continue to work with partner agencies to detect and deter those involved in targeting vulnerable members of the public with their rogue trading practices."

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