A suspected uninsured and unlicensed driver was stopped for the second time in two weeks.

The driver was stopped by police on Prince Street in the Halliwell area on the evening on Monday October 31.

Officers say that they had previously stopped him only a matter of weeks ago and “recognised him straight away.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team seized this vehicle only two weeks ago after the driver did not have a licence or insurance.

“Tonight, officers spotted the vehicle again on Prince Street in Halliwell.

“The vehicle was stopped and the driver tried to convince officers that he was somebody else.

“Unfortunately for the male, officers recognised him straight away.

“The male has been reported, again, for the same offences and the vehicle has been seized under S165 of the Road Traffic Act.”

This comes amid long running concerns about crime on the roads in Bolton and further afield across Greater Manchester in recent months including cases of car theft, dangerous driving, driving without licence and driving without insurance.

Police have also reported recent cases of drink driving and drug driving.

Officers have urged anyone with any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour on the roads or otherwise in their communities to get in touch by calling 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

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