Police catch driver who travelled to Wigan from Essex to buy a car

Traffic officers who pulled over a driver in the early hours of the morning were stunned to discover that they had travelled to Wigan all the way from Essex to buy a car.
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Officers on patrol stopped the silver Volvo in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, May 13) in Warrington Road, Platt Bridge.

After speaking to the driver, they found that they had travelled some 200 miles from Essex to purchase the vehicle they were now sitting in.

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The Volvo was promptly seized by officers after further enquiries found they had no driving licence or insurance, and a stern warning was issued to the driver for making an unessential trip during the lockdown.

The force tweeted: "Volvo stopped Warrington Road, Platt Bridge. Driver travelled from Essex to Wigan to purchase the Volvo. Vehicle seized for no insurance and no driving licence and also warned for travelling during COVID19."

A picture of the vehicle was also posted, which showed the Volvo stationary at the entrance to the Iceland car park, having been headed in the direction of Abram.

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Police stopped the vehicle in Warrington Road, Platt Bridge. Image: GMPPolice stopped the vehicle in Warrington Road, Platt Bridge. Image: GMP
Police stopped the vehicle in Warrington Road, Platt Bridge. Image: GMP

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