A LUXURY car worth £200,000 was seized by officers patrolling in an unmarked police car.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost was spotted driving erratically on the A666 in central Bolton just after midnight on Sunday.

Officers in the undercover car pulled over the vehicle on the southbound carriageway at the junction with Raikes Lane. 

PC Matthew Picton, of GMP's Road Policing Unit, said: "It was stopped on St Peter's Way after being seen tailgating and generally driving aggressively and flashing other vehicles to move out of the way. 

"They didn’t notice the unmarked police vehicle behind them.

"When stopped, there was no insurance for the driver."

Police have not revealed the gender and age of the driver nor whether there were any passengers.

The 6.6L white and grey saloon was confiscated at the roadside under powers that allow officers to seize vehicles if a constable suspects the driver has no insurance or licence -  or if they suspect driving without due care and attention.

Police said the vehicle was tied up in finance and the lending company will be contacted in due course to establish why the driver was behind the wheel.

The luxury Rolls-Royce, described by its makers as "one of the most advanced cars ever built", would have been taken to a car pound.
Its registered keeper has seven days to reclaim the vehicle and pay the removal charge and day storage fees.

Otherwise it will be disposed of in as little as two weeks' time which could include being sold at auction or crushed.