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Driver without licence caught using dumbbell to secure engine of car on A47

PUBLISHED: 14:59 19 May 2020 | UPDATED: 14:59 19 May 2020

A dumbbell was used to secure the intake manifold on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPT

A dumbbell was used to secure the intake manifold on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPT

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Police were surprised to discover a piece of fitness equipment being used to secure part of the engine of a car pulled over on the A47.

A tyre with insufficient tread depth on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPTA tyre with insufficient tread depth on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPT

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team (NSRAPT) were sent to the road to assist with a stopped car on the morning of Tuesday, May 19.

Upon arrival police discovered that the driver had no licence and no insurance.

They also found defects with three of the car’s tyres – two had cord exposed while the third had an insufficient tread depth.

But the most surprising discovery came when officers lifted the bonnet to find a dumbbell had been used to secure the intake manifold on the engine.

A tyre with exposed cord was found on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPTA tyre with exposed cord was found on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPT

The car was seized and the driver reported.

A tyre with exposed cord was found on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPTA tyre with exposed cord was found on a car stopped by police on the A47. Picture: NSRAPT

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