DEVIZES police yesterday seized a high performance Mercedes sports car after it was found it did not have any insurance.

Officers who spotted the car in Devizes and then stopped it in Chippenham were surprised to find it had been driven all the way from Cardiff.

A spokesman said: "Officers in Devizes sighted a vehicle today which was then stopped in Chippenham. It was soon established that the driver had come all the way from Cardiff and was also not insured.

"Therefore, the vehicle was seized by police and recovered."