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Nottinghamshire Roads Policing Unit stop overweight truck on A1 and find cannabis in a van in Newark area

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Officers with Nottinghamshire Police's roads policing unit have had a busy time policing the district's roads.

One officer spotted a 'forest on wheels' on the A1 at Tuxford.

The van was swaying about because of its load of trees not being properly secured.

A truck was caught on the A1 with a dangerous road. (57701585)
A truck was caught on the A1 with a dangerous road. (57701585)

They said: "It is very dangerous to drive on any road with an insecure load but especially dangerous on the A1. We simply will not allow it."

The vehicle was stopped and weighed and was 58% overweight.

The van was prohibited and driver reported for the offence.

A Blue Ford EcoSport, which had been stolen in South Yorkshire, was found in Tuxford.

The vehicle has been recovered and enquiries are ongoing.

Officers stopped a VW Golf at Ollerton and found the driver was disqualified from driving and had no insurance.

The vehicle was seized and the driver reported for the offences.

In the Newark area, a transit van driver saw the police and quickly drove down a side street.

The van was found abandoned and a small amount of cannabis was found inside.

The vehicle seized for having no insurance.

"In between all of this, we have also been enforcing the rules of the road, issuing Traffic offence reports for occupants not wearing their seatbelts, driving without due care and attention, using mobile phones and speeding among other things," the unit posted on Facebook.

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