Joiner's van with no MOT or tax in 8 years is seized by police near Preston

A work van has been stopped and seized after police checks revealed it had not had an MOT or tax in eight years.

Monday, 15th April 2019, 12:19 pm
Updated Monday, 15th April 2019, 1:39 pm
Police stopped this work van in Tarleton today (Monday, April 15) after checks revealed that it had not been MOT'd or taxed in eight years.

The van was stopped on Monday morning (April 15) after police suspected that the vehicle was not in a roadworthy condition.

Within minutes, police had checked DVLA records and were surprised to learn that the van had not been MOT'd or taxed since 2011.

The owner of the van, a joinery and building contractor based in Tarleton, was approached for comment.

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A spokesman for the firm simply said: "No comment."

Police stopped this work van in Tarleton today (Monday, April 15) after checks revealed that it had not been MOT'd or taxed in eight years.