A driver was taken off the road after being caught taking hay over the motorway with no number plates or lights.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police’s traffic unit came across the car while patrolling the M66 over the weekend.

The car was being driven with a trailer attached carrying bails of hay.

A GMP spokesperson said: “Looks like the driver drew the short straw with this one!

“The vehicle and trailer were stopped on the M66 due to having no number plate or lights.

The Bolton News: A trailer was attachedA trailer was attached (Image: GMP)

“Checks then confirmed the trailer had no brakes either.

“It was prohibited and removed from the motorway.

“The driver will be prosecuted.”

This comes amid ongoing concerns about dangerous or anti-social driving on the motorways and across the roads more generally all around Greater Manchester in recent months.

Officers have often had to deal with cases of speeding, drink or drug driving, people driving without proper licences or insurance or people ignoring traffic regulations.

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But people transporting hay like this on motorways has been something of a rarity.

Anyone with any further information or concerns can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

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