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Illegal car crackdown a success
A crackdown on people who abandon or fail to tax their cars in Sussex has been hailed a success by police.

Insp Dick Coates said: "The joint initiative with the council had some excellent results with 87 vehicles removed from the streets of Rother."

The police added that getting rid of abandoned and untaxed vehicles reduces crime and provides a better environment for people to live in.

Operation Enforcer ran for nine days at the beginning of December.

Police said they hope to have the funding in place to run the scheme for at least one day a week so "there will be no hiding place for untaxed or abandoned vehicles".

Insp Coates said: "The vast majority of people pay for their road tax, why should some get away with it?"

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