Peterborough driver caught on phone told officers he was using dating app - and the 25 vehicles seized in four days

Traffic police are used to hearing excuses from drivers caught out, but one officer must have been in for a surprise when one motorist he stopped in Peterborough city centre yesterday admitted he had been replying to a message on a dating app.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 12:44 pm
Vehicles seized in the past few days

That driver can expect a fine and points, but another 25 people in Peterborough have had their vehicles seized in just the past four days as road police clampdown on those with no insurance, road tax, or even those with two-year-olds in the car with no child car seat.

The car had also not passed an MOT
The driver also had no insurance

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Car seized
Car seized
Driver reported and vehicle seized
The friend insured it "fraudulently and pocketed the money"
Vehicle seized and driver reported for the DVLA to claim the back tax owed on the vehicle
Driver reported and vehicle seized
The driver was also uninsured and had not taxed the car since February
Car requires UK vehicle tax, an MOT and insurance
The van policy had been cancelled the day before and never had a third party extension on it
Driver reported and vehicle seized
Reported and vehicle seized
The driver only had a provisional licence. They were reported and the vehicle seized
No vehicle tax. Car seized
Vehicle seized and driver reported
Driver reported and vehicle seized
Driver reported and vehicle seized
Driver reported and vehicle seized
Two tyres had cord exposed as well as a host of other issues
Driver reported and vehicle seized
Driver reported and vehicle seized
Car seized
Photo from Cambridgeshire police