POLICE have seized a vehicle following a general patrol.

Officers with Essex Police seized a vehicle in the Maldon district after finding the driver was not insured.

The incident, which happened on Saturday, July 30, saw the car taken away following the stop.

A spokesman said: “Today whilst on a general patrol in Burnham on Crouch and Southminster, an officer from the community policing team noticed a car being driven by a man, however, the police national computer showed that there was only insurance for a woman.

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“On stopping the car, the driver, who had his son in the passenger seat, admitted he had no insurance.

“The vehicle was seized and the man was reported for driving without insurance.”