Hundreds of drivers were collared by the long arm of the law during a day of police action.

On June 5 Essex Police stationed themselves in Waltham Abbey.

Over the course of the day they arrested two drivers on suspicion of drug driving and took the details of one disqualified driver.

A total of 178 people were called out for not wearing a seatbelt, with a further 39 on their phones.

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Four drivers were found without insurance, three without a proper licence and four had no MOT on their vehicles.

By the end of the day, four vehicles had been seized.

Officers also watched the roads in Tilbury, Stansted, Southend and Colchester.

In the five areas 570 people were caught without seatbelts and nearly 100 on their phones.

An elderly man also had his licence revoked after failing an eye test.