10 O-licence applications and decisions that caught our eye this week - 15 January 2019



Here are some of the latest variation applications granted in the North East of England traffic area:

MA Utilities can base seven vehicles at a unit in Woodland Works, Mangham Road, Parkgate, Rotherham.

James Paul McCann can park six vehicles and 10 trailers at a unit on the Derwenthaugh Indstrial Estate, Derwenthaugh Road, Swalwell, Gateshead.

Carlson Vehicle Transfer has been granted authorisation for 10 vehicles and 10 trailers at the Global Shipping Services site on the Kiln Lane Trading Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby.

Bimson Haulage can locate eight vehicles and eight trailers at the Southside Garage, Scotch Corner, Middleton Tyas, Richmond.

Angel Springs has been given the green light for 10 vehicles at a unit in Follingsby Avenue, Felling.

M Dyson can base four vehicles and four trailers at the Hessle Dock Truck Stop, Livingstone Road, Hessle.

Campeys of Selby has been granted authorisation for 15 vehicles and 25 trailers at the St Gobain Glass UK site in Weeland Road, Eggborough, Goole.

Wincanton Group has been given permission for two vehicles at the Aggregate Industries Concrete Division, Mill Lane, Broomfields, Bradford.

Snowdon Transport can station 22 vehicles and 22 trailers at a unit in Lock Street, Dewsbury.

Ceva Logistics can base two vehicles and two trailers at the Rolls Royce facility on the Sunrise Enterprise Park, Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland.

Arrests made following Northern Ireland fuel fraud raid


Two men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering facility dismantled as part of an HMRC investigation into what is believed to be a multi-million pound fraud.

HMRC officers, supported by Police Service of Northern Ireland, carried out a search of an industrial address on the outskirts of Newry on 9 January. At the site, 45,000 litres of fuel was seized, along with six large tanks, one rigid truck containing a 20,000 litre tank, a transit van, one 40ft fridge trailer, a 40ft curtainsided trailer and one car.

The suspected laundering plant had the potential to produce in excess of 10 million litres of illicit fuel a year, with the potential loss of £6.5m in revenue.

Steve Tracey, assistant director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said: “Fuel launderers abandon harmful waste and transport fuel in vehicles that are unfit for purpose and unsafe.

“We believe criminals are now experimenting with processes that carry a risk of explosion as they seek to defeat fuel markers.” The two men arrested were questioned by HMRC and have been released on bail. Investigations into the fraud are ongoing.