Police pull-over flat-bed truck being driven by child

Police were stunned when they pulled over a truck being driven by a 16-year-old – who had bought it for GBP700. A photo posted onto West Midlands Police traffic Twitter page shows the flat bed tipper truck loaded with pieces of wood tied to the sides using ropes. But after being pulled over in Willenhall, Walsall, on Friday police were staggered to find out a 16-year-old teenager was in fact the driver.

The teenager had no documentation and had in fact paid GBP700 cash. Traffic officers then took to social media to warn others of trying to drive underage and the dangers of it saying: “Are in Willenhall today. Construction and use check and a speed check on Clarkes Lane.

“This flat bed tipper was been driven by a 16-year-old child.”