POLICE and partners have been driving criminals out of Morpeth.
Dangerous drivers, criminals on the move and people driving illegally were targeted in a joint operation by the Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team, HM Revenue and Customs and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
Vehicles were pulled over on the A1 and four drivers were issued with prohibitions for construction and use offences, with a further two fined £530 for having red diesel in their tanks.
Last month officers checked almost 3,000 vehicles in the area over 24 occasions. Operations will continue.