Greater Manchester Police have seized a car in Breightmet after catching a driver without insurance or a licence.

Officers from GMP’s Bolton North team caught the male driver on Sunday, April 7, before loading the black Vauxhall car onto a recovery vehicle to be taken away.

A spokesman for GMP’s Bolton North team said: “Officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team seized this car in Breightmet yesterday.

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“The driver was found to have no licence or insurance. He has been reported to court for these offences.”

According to GOV.UK, driving without insurance can lead to six penalty points and a fixed penalty of £300 for those caught committing the offence. If the case goes to court, drivers flouting the law can receive an unlimited fine and be disqualified from driving.

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Driving otherwise in accordance with a licence can leave those caught with a £1,000 fine and up to six points on any licence they do hold.

In Bolton, GMP has been cracking down on drivers flouting the law under its ‘Operation Classify’ initiative – with high-risk roads targeted.

According to GMP, the borough saw 71 serious collisions in 2022, with nine fatalities – with the trend continuing into 2023.

Using data and working with local communities, officers have now identified routes for targeted action.

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