A MOTORIST'S attempt to avoid traffic police failed.

GMP Traffic said a Mercedes tried to avoid detection by "ducking and diving down" down back streets in Radcliffe. The driver was found to uninsured, say police and the vehicle was taken off him when stopped by the officer on a motorbike.

Posting on Twitter, officers said: "Mercedes tried to avoid being stopped by ducking & diving down back streets. The uninsured and unlicensed driver was unsuccessful in his attempt so when we stopped him, we took it off him."