Police post close pass sting on Strava, prosecute four drivers

Police in Sheffield post pictures and data of their close pass sting, showing suspect manoeuvres by drivers

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Four people have been prosecuted after police in Sheffield undertook a close pass operation on a hazardous section of road in their area.

They've also posted their ride to Strava, showing they rode 40 miles in just over two hours, saying their sixth close pass sting saw better driving than in previous instalments, yet still resulted in four prosecutions.

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