ILLEGAL off-road vehicles and antisocial behaviour with vehicles were the focus of a police operation on the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA).

The Ministry of Defence Policing team joined forces with Salisbury Community Policing Team and Tri Force Roads Policing special constables for the operation

One person was dealt with for driving while disqualified, one vehicle was seized for no insurance, and three vehicles were found to have defects and the drivers were issued with defect rectification notices.

Officers issued two people with fixed penalty notices for “driving elsewhere other than a road”.

Two people were also issued with antisocial behaviour warnings and several people were given verbal warnings or advice on other minor road traffic matters.

Acting inspector John Hutchings, of South Wiltshire CPT and Sergeant Alan Swanwick (MDP), said: “This was one of several joint high profile operations to target illegal activities being conducted on Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) over the coming year.

“The results serve to confirm the necessity for this policing presence and to ensure the safety of all those who lawfully use the area and respect the rules for doing so.

"[Antisocial beahviour] ASB with motor vehicles will not be tolerated and persons found committing offences will be dealt with using a range of tactics at our disposal including the seizing of vehicles found committing specific offences.

“Vehicles using the main roads and by-ways across SPTA are required to be fully road legal and to be driven in a responsible manner by drivers and riders who are qualified to do so. Simply put, anything less will not be tolerated and robust action taken against those found committing offences.

“We came together as one policing team in an effort to keep Wiltshire safe and I hope the results will speak for themselves.”