Van stopped by police in Bury St Edmunds found to be 4,000kg overweight

A van driver has been pulled over by police in Bury St Edmunds this morning 

A van driver has been pulled over by police in Bury St Edmunds this morning - Credit: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

A van that was pulled over by police in Bury St Edmunds was found to be more than double the weight it should have been.

Officers from the Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team (NSRAPT) stopped the driver in the west Suffolk town this morning. 

NSRAPT shared a picture of the vehicle, which appeared to be filled with soil, on social media.

It was weighed at 7,300kg – almost 4,000kg heavier than its limit of 3,500kg.

Police said on Twitter: "The commercial vehicle unit stopped this vehicle in Bury this morning found to weigh 7,300kg and should have been 3,500kg."

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