WATCH: City road closed for an hour for police operation

A residential street in Portsmouth was closed for an hour this afternoon while police helped take away untaxed cars.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 3:25 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am

Officers were pictured inspecting and taking away vehicles in Tangier Road between 1pm and 2pm.

A police spokeswoman said the operation went smoothly.

She said: ‘It was a council-led operation to remove untaxed cars in Tangier Road.

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‘The police were there to assist with the road closure and to ensure there was no breach of the peace.

‘There were no arrests and the operation was a success.’

Portsmouth’s neighbourhood police team also tweeted a picture of the force’s vehicles in Tangier Road, praising the work of the Fratton and Baffins teams, and using the hashtag #notaxnodrive.