Vehicle seized after driver found with no licence

PUBLISHED: 11:55 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 11 February 2019

Car seized in Ipswich Picture: NSRAPT

Car seized in Ipswich Picture: NSRAPT


Police have seized a car in Ipswich after the driver was found with no licence or insurance.

The vehicle was stopped by the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team on Monday, February 11, who tweeted about the incident.

They tweeted: “Stopped and seized just now in #Ipswich after the driver was found driving with ❌#NoLicence and ❌#NoInsurance #TOR issued and driver reported #S165A #PHQARV #148/1706.”

Under Section 165 of the Road Traffic Act, police also have the power to seize any vehicle that is being driven without a valid insurance policy or where the driver does not hold a valid driving licence.

Following a seizure of a vehicle, officers are required to issue a seizure notice and leaflet, as well as inform drivers that, if they want to recover the vehicle, they must comply with the instructions contained within the leaflet.

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