There has been a clampdown on Taxi offences in Denbighshire and Flintshire.

Four taxis were found ‘committing offences’ following spot checks in a joint operation yesterday.

A total of 30 taxis were stopped during the operation by North Wales Police, council officers and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency in Denbighshire and Flintshire.

It found that four of the 30 vehicles checked were committing offences by not being maintained properly, but it also found the general standard of vehicles was good.

Two of the four offending vehicles had immediate prohibitions placed on them.

Sgt Jane Thomas of the Roads policing Unit said: “It is good to see that the majority of operators are maintaining standards and ensuring their vehicles are kept to the high standards essential for the safety of all road users. Further operations will be carried out.”