Police stop van in Suffolk held together by straps

Credit: Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

Police in Suffolk stopped a driver after their vehicle was being ‘held together’ by straps.

The box van was spotted in Needham Market, near Ipswich, by a team on patrol. 

Officers discovered the rear axle, chassis and body were held together by ratchet straps, usually used for holding cargo down. 

A traffic offences report was issued along with a ‘PG9’. 

What is a PG9?

A roadworthiness prohibition. The government says this is given for mechanical problems or for the condition of a vehicle’s bodywork and equipment.