A driver stopped at the wheel of his mother's van in Wythenshawe had no insurance and just a provisional licence.

Greater Manchester Police Traffic tweeted at 10.13pm on Wednesday that the man had no documentation "despite his lies to the contrary".

They said: "#GMPTransportUnit officers stopped this van in #Wythenshawe. Checks confirmed the driver only had a provisional driving licence and no insurance for his mum's van, despite his lies to the contrary.

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"Sent on his way on foot in the rain awaiting his court date."

Uninsured drivers can face a fixed penalty of £300 and six points on their licence.

In cases that go to court uninsured motorists could be hit with an unlimited fine and face disqualification from driving.

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