Unlet garages searched and vehicle seized

18 January 2022
An ongoing joint operation between Thurrock Council and Essex Police to tackle illicit use of unlet council garages saw 89 garages searched and one vehicle seized last Friday (14 January).
The operation was launched last summer to make sure unlet council garages are not being used to store nuisance or stolen vehicles.
During the search, the team – which included officers from the Environmental Enforcement and Housing Garages teams as well as Officers from Essex Police – seized one vehicle. They also found, investigated and cleared fly-tipped waste.