A DRIVER caught with a revoked licence told police that he had bought his car insurance on messaging app Snapchat.

The black Toyota Auris was stopped in Broadgreen Gardens, in Farnworth in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police discovered that the man's licence was revoked and he then gave a bizarre explanation when asked about insurance.

The car was seized by police and the driver was reported.

GMP Traffic tweeted: "The driver of this Toyota Auris paid a little too much attention to the traffic car.

"On being stopped on Broadgreen Gardens Farnworth he was found to have a revoked licence.

"When asked about insurance he stated he purchased it off Snapchat.

"Vehicle seized and driver reported."