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Man stopped by police caught driving without licence or insurance for 72 years

A man stopped by police revealed he’d been driving without a licence or insurance since 1950.

The man, who said he has been driving since he was 12, was stopped in Bulwell near Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Police’s City North Operation Reacher team, an operation run to proactively tackle crime and speak with communities, pulled over a blue Mini next to Tesco Extra in Bulwell, reports the Nottingham Post.

The driver told officers he was born in 1938, and admitted he had been driving with no licence or insurance since he was 12 years-old.

He said he’d never previously been stopped by police.

The man said he’d had never had an accident, caused any injury, and no-one lost out financially as he had never hit anyone while uninsured.

He was captured by an ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) camera and was subsequently pulled over.

Nottinghamshire Police say even on small trips, motorists are likely to hit a camera, and urge you to make sure your documents are in order or else it will catch up with you.

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