Police may have a sixth sense for uncovering crime — but sometimes it is just not needed.

That was undoubtedly the case for GMP traffic officers when they spotted one van hanging off the back off another on the A666 in Bolton last night.

After pulling the driver over they found he was disqualified and both vehicles were stolen.

They posted a picture of the loosely tied vans on Twitter with the wry comment 'something stood out to us'.

Other Twitter users expressed their amazement at the dangerous act.

John Floyd said: "Glad you got him @gmptraffic he pulled out in front of me on the M61 just before the A666. No rear lights either."

And Harry Callahan added: "He actually had it hanging off the back like that? Amazing...and amazingly stupid."