A car displaying  suspected false number plates has been seized by police.

Officers from GMP’s Bolton North team removed a vehicle from Queensgate, Heaton, after it was found to be displaying false number plates.

Police are now working to find the true keeper of the vehicle, which was seized under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act, according to the force.

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Those looking to reclaim their vehicle after it has been seized have 14 days to prove satisfactory ownership and to provide legitimate insurance at a police station, or their vehicle will be disposed of, according to GMP – with no extensions given.

Vehicles can be scrapped or sold at auction after this time.

When vehicles are sold at auction, drivers may be entitled to claim the proceeds of the sale if they can prove legitimate and satisfactory ownership within 12 months.

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According to the UK government, those driving with incorrectly displayed number plates can be fined up to £1,000. A vehicle with incorrectly displayed number plates will also fail its MOT.

You are not allowed to rearrange letters or numbers, or alter them so that they’re harder to read.

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