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'This is not a wind-up': Motorway police stop car being driven on metal wheel rim in Manchester

The car was found to have suffered severe damage when it was pulled over. Photo: North West Motorway Police

A car being driven on a metal wheel rim has been stopped by police on a motorway.

The battered red Citroen also had severely damaged bodywork and was missing a headlight and a wing mirror when it was pulled over on the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road.

The metal wheel rim was one of many defects. Credit: North West Motorway Police

Officers were alerted to the vehicle after receiving “numerous” reports from concerned motorists.

North West Motorway Police, which represents four forces in the region, posted on Twitter that the driver was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after giving a positive roadside sample.

Police pulled the vehicle over on the M60. Credit: PA

The group said “patrols couldn’t believe it once we got the vehicle stopped”, adding: “This is not a wind-up. Vehicle in question has not been involved in an accident today.

“Driver under the influence of drugs has entered the network thinking this is acceptable.”