A van was seized, and its driver ordered to court after police in the “right place, right time” spotted it being driven overweight.

The community support officers had been on patrol in Bury when the spotted the overweight van being driven.

On stopping the driver, they found that he had no insurance and only a provisional driving licence.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “PCSOs spotted this overweight van driving around Bury and with our GMP Specials in the 'right place, right time' intercepted it.

“Surprise, surprise: no insurance and only a provisional driving licence.

“Vehicle seized and driver reported straight to court!”

An image supplied by police shows the large white transit van having been seized and being towed away.

This comes amid ongoing concerns about unqualified or uninsured drivers are around Bury and across Greater Manchester in recent months.

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Officers have also had to deal with offences including speeding, drink or drug driving and other kinds of dangerous or careless driving across the region’s roads in recent times.

Anyone with any further information or concerns can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

Alternative, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.