A BMW driver had his car seized after falsely claiming to have insurance.

The motorist had been stopped by traffic police in Spa Road, Bolton, in the early hours of this morning.

When officers asked if he had insurance the driver not only confirmed but said he had an email to prove it.

However, on inspection the officers discovered the email actually revealed the man had cancelled his policy and was driving uninsured.

In a tweet, NW Motorway Police shared their comical conversation with the driver and reported that the blue BMW had since been seized.