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Police Seize £150,000 McLaren for Number Plate Offences

Derbyshire police have confiscated a £150,000 McLaren supercar after the driver was stopped twice in the space of a week for number plate offences.

The grey McLaren Spider convertible was first pulled over on Friday 30th October when it was spotted with no front number plate. When the police officers inspected the car more closely, the rear number plate was found to not comply with legal requirements. The driver tried to claim that the front number plate had fallen off the day before, but the officers were aware that he had previously been warned for the offence.

The driver was sent on his way after being reported for having no front number plate and a non-compliant rear number plate and he was told to rectify the issues. However, the same car was stopped by the police again less than a week later on the A6 in Darley Dale on Thursday 5th November for the same offences.

The police officers were distinctly unimpressed that the driver hadn’t bothered to fix the issues that he had been warned about on two previous occasions. This time the officers lost patience and seized the car.

The police posted a picture of the car on their Facebook page with the caption, “Recognise this car? It recently featured on our page for number plate offences. Guess what? Still no number plate. The driver was also advised about the importance of carrying his driving licence. Guess what? Still didn't have his driving licence. #VehicleSeized.”

The driver was advised that he would get his car back “in due course.”

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