POLICE in Hounslow have seized 13 cars as part of a London-wide operation to crack down on uninsured vehicles.
Operation Cubo, held on Wednesday (October 19), involved officers from across the capital using automatic number plate recognition technology to remove as many uninsured cars from London’s roads as possible.
Thirty officers from Hounslow took part in the one-day operation, including Borough Commander David Bilson and Chief Inspector Robert Wilson.
Chief Inspector Wilson said: "The aim of the operation was to disrupt criminal activity in every borough across London.
"There is a link between uninsured vehicles and criminal activity, so by targeting these vehicles we are also targeting those drivers who are more likely to be involved in crime.
"In Hounslow we have been running similar operations for the past few years and these initiatives will be increased over the next weeks and months.
"At least one operation will be running each week in Hounslow borough. There is a clear message that uninsured drivers will be caught and their cars seized."
Officers targeted six locations in Hounslow, Chiswick, Heston and Feltham and stopped 200 vehicles, seizing 13 for no insurance.
One fixed penalty notice was also issued and one person was arrested for a public order offence.