Dangerous lorry spotted by police on South Yorkshire motorway

A lorry was deemed unsafe after it was spotted near Doncaster
A lorry was deemed unsafe after it was spotted near Doncaster

A lorry deemed as dangerous was spotted by police officers on a South Yorkshire motorway and escorted off.

Officers were concerned at the way the lorry's contents had been packed after noticing the curtain-sided lorry travelling along the M180, near Doncaster.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency banned the lorry from travelling any further until the load was re-packed.

The lorry driver is to be prosecuted for a range of offences.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "This was sighted on the M180 and escorted into the service station for a check due to the bulging curtain side and the tilt of the vehicle.

"The result - prohibited for the dangerous condition of the load by our partners at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, plus prosecuted for various offences by traffic cops.

"We assisted the driver though by calling out a recovery firm who came to move the load so the prohibition could be lifted and the driver carry on the journey when the vehicle was classed as safe and road worthy though."