A driver was found with thousands of pounds inside his boxer shorts after being stopped by police on the motorway.

Officers spotted the vehicle, a white Mercedes-Benz C220, on the southbound side of the M61, near Bolton, yesterday afternoon.

Police say the car, which raised their suspicions was first noticed by Lancashire Police and to prevent a chase, officers used tactical pursuit and containment tactics to box in the car near junction 2.

Officers say that a search found £5,000 hidden inside his underwear.

The incident happened just before 3pm.

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A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police's Traffic Unit said: "The white Mercedes C220 was picked up by @LancsRoadPolice southbound on the M61.

"Pre-emptive tactics used to prevent a pursuit. The vehicle was boxed near junction 2. TPAC ( tactical pursuit and containment)

"Driver arrested ( on suspicion) for money laundering after £5000 was found hidden in his boxers!"

Police released a picture showing the moment the Mercedes driver was brought to a stop.