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Sparks fly from underneath caravan as driver hauls it along motorway with a blown tyre for 20 MILES 

A shocking video shows the moment sparks fly from a caravan with a blown tyre as it is dragged along a busy motorway for 20 miles.    

The owner of the caravan was filmed scraping the chassis down the M42 from junction 7 in Warwickshire, West Midlands, and onto the M40 - despite missing a tyre.

Police spotted the unsafe vehicle after the driver exited the motorway at junction 15 and came to a stop at the side of Banbury Road, Warwick, 20 miles from where it started. 

Operational Police Unit Warwickshire shared photographs of the damaged classic caravan after it was filmed making the dangerous journey by another motorist.

The clip shows the caravan being dragged along, sparking against the road,  after it's back tyre had reportedly blown out.

Upon checking the caravan police found that the suspension strut had worn in half.

The police reported the driver to court for the offences regarding the 79/80 Royale Touranger caravan.

OPU Warwickshire posted the shocking images onto their Facebook page yesterday captioned: 'The owner of this caravan drove all the way down the M42 from junction seven with a tyre blow out and then continued onto the M40. It then got off at junction 15. 

The owner of the caravan was filmed scraping down the M42 from junction 7 in Warwickshire, West Midlands, before continuing onto the M40, despite missing a tyre

'Finally stopping on Banbury road. This is where OPU found it. Upon checking the caravan we found that the suspension strut had worn in half.

'Driver has reported to court for the offences. JD-CD'

Dozens of social media users commented on the post, shocked at the owner's irresponsible antics. 

An image from Operational Police Unit Warwickshire shows the caravan being appropriately towed after it finally stopped

Operational Police Unit Warwickshire shared photographs yesterday of the damaged classic caravan after it was spotted scraping along the roads

One social media commenter said the vehicle : 'Looks like something the old Top Gear trio would drive for fun!'

A map showing route driver dragged caravan on. Along M42 from junction 7 in Warwickshire, West Midlands, and onto M40. It exited at junction 15 and stopped on Banbury Road

Lewis Jones said: 'You'd unhitch it and leave it at the side of the road surely. What a s*** heap.'

Adem Çevik said: 'Looks like something the old Top Gear trio would drive for fun!'

Phillip Dubberley added: 'Shame, it's a classic caravan and ruined now.'

 OPU Warwickshire posted the shocking images onto their Facebook page yesterday

Dozens of social media users commented on the post, shocked at the owner's irresponsible antics

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