VEHICLES were stopped during an operation to clamp down on criminal activitiy on the road.

Operation Voyager took place in Royston on Wednesday which involved vehicle stops at a temporary site opposite Goldthorpe police station and further traffic patrols in the surrounding area.

Acting Police Sergeant Rich Darby said he was pleased the operation: “We had a great day on Wednesday with some good results; three vehicles were recovered for having no insurance and three further drivers were reported on summons.

"Officers also issued two red diesel fines and colleagues from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) issuing 14 prohibition notices for vehicle faults, two of which were immediate prohibitions.”

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council also attended the operation, issuing two waste carrier licence fines.

“We weren’t just dealing with vehicles, the Barnsley Tasking Team also executed a drugs warrant in Goldthorpe, seizing an amount of cannabis. One man was cautioned, said sgt Darby “We also had PCSOs out for high-visibility patrols in Hoyland, Elsecar, Jump, Platts Common and Hoyland Common, talking to local people and handing out crime prevention advice.

"They spoke to over 250 people and I’d like to thank everyone who stopped for a chat with us, it really helps to build stronger relationships in the community."