A CAR was seized by police near Ludlow after checks proved the vehicle was not insured and the MOT had expired.

The grey X Type Jaguar was pulled over in Cleobury Mortimer at 2.30am on Friday.

Police carried out checks on the car and its occupants and discovered that, in addition to the lack of insurance and MOT, there was a Statement of Off Road Notification for the vehicle.

Any car in this position cannot be parked or driven on a public road.

Officers also found a small quantity of cannabis in the car which was "seized for destruction".

The car was confiscated and the owners will have to prove they have insurance, MOT and valid tax to get the car back.

They will also have to pay at least £150 to the recovery company.