Police seized a car in Bolton after suspecting the driver of having no insurance.

Officers were on patrol in Bolton yesterday when they saw the vehicle on Back Vernon Street with two people inside.

In a search of the car, officers say they  found a small quantity of cannabis.

A Traffic Offence Report  was given to the driver.

The Bolton News: Car on Back Vernon Street

A spokesman for GMP said: "Officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team sighted this vehicle a couple of days ago trying to avoid them in the Halliwell area.

"Yesterday, officers spotted the vehicle on Back Vernon Street. 2 occupants inside the vehicle were searched under S23 MODA and a small quantity of cannabis was recovered.

"Enquiries established that the vehicle had no policy of insurance in place, and therefore was seized under S165 Road Traffic Act.

"A Traffic Offence Report was also issued."

It comes as police up patrols in areas where car crime is high in  Bolton.

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This has included driving without insurance or licences, speeding and drink or drug driving.

Officers have also dealt with cases of car theft and vehicle damage.

Police have appealed for anyone with any further information or concerns to get in touch with them by calling 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

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