Driver caught by chance was the country illegally for 15 years
A man who had been in the country illegally for 15 years has finally been caught after a chance meeting with police who stopped him during a road safety operation. Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit stopped the man, who was driving a white Ford Transit flatbed truck, as part of a routine traffic operation in Willington yesterday, Thursday, May 27. The police unit, along with the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service and Staffordshire Roads Policing Unit, were out in the Willington area on the A50/A38 prior to the bank holiday weekend, checking caravans, motorhomes and trailers.
Officers said when they stopped the driver of the Transit they knew something was wrong because he gave three different names when quiized, before coming clean about having been in the country illegally. His visa to be in the UK had run out in 2006. He also did not have a driving licence or insurance.
A police spokesman said: “Driver of this Transit tried three identities and eventually relented – wanted for overstaying a Visa since 2006. “He was arrested and of course, no driving licence or insurance.” His vehicle was seized, said the spokesman.
The van piled high with rubbish on the dashboard (Image: derbyshire roads policing unit)
Officers also stopped another van who had so much rubbish on his dashboard it was actually obstructing his view of the road.
Officers branded the sight it an “interesting filing system”. A photograph was taken of the offending rubbish which was piled high and included two rolls of sellotape, plastic bags, several newspaper and a large amount of paper files and pieces of paper. Top stories from StaffordshireLive
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