On Tuesday 11th February Police in London stopped an uninsured truck carrying about 21,000 bottles of wine which were promptly seized . Enquiries revealed that no duty had been paid on the wine. The vehicle was registered in Ireland and had broken brake lights.
Commercial vehicles that enter the capital are regularly stopped to ensure that traffic laws are complied with to check on the condition and safety of the vehicle and ensure that drivers are not exceeding their hours and posing a risk to other road users. The driver has been released without charge while the police carry out enquiries