A van has been seized by police after it was allegedly driven with no insurance. 

The smaller white van was stopped in Halliwell this afternoon. (Tuesday, Friday,2024)

Upon conducting the stop, which was due to the 'manner of driving', police found that its driver allegedly had no insurance to drive it. 

Officers then seized the van. 

A GMP spokesperson said: "This vehicle was taken off the roads this afternoon by officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood team. The vehicle was sighted in Halliwell and was stopped due to the manner of driving. 

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"Enquiries established that the driver did not have any insurance to drive the vehicle. 

The Bolton News: Seized vanSeized van (Image: GMP)

"The vehicle was seized under S165 of the Road Traffic Act and the driver was given a TOR (Traffic Offence Report)." 

Under UK traffic law a motorist found to be driving without insurance can face a fine and six points on their driving licence. 

If there are matters which aggravate the case, such as sustained uninsured use of a vehicle, they may be banned from the roads.