THE driver of a Ford KA has been rapped after the car was found to have no insurance, no tax, an expired MOT and 'dangerous' tyres.

Police stopped the car after it flagged up on their ANPR system in Queen's Road, Westbourne on Friday afternoon.

The vehicle, which was registered in 2013, a range of issues, according to officers from Dorset Police's No Excuse team.

The MOT had expired in July 2017, the road tax ended in March 2018 and there was no insurance policy in force. The vehicle also had four defective tyres. Officers say the tyres were "smooth and with no tread", making them "dangerous".

An officer said: "The vehicle was seized and its driver is now facing a large fines, six points on his licence and a recovery fee.

"The driver was also reported to the DVLA for the expired road tax, which could lead to a further fine including back tax from them.

"The registered keeper will also have to leave a deposit with the recovery agent prior to collecting the vehicle.

"He will then have to prove the MOT has been completed within 14 days to claim this deposit back."

The driver told police "things had got on top of him" and he couldn't afford to get an MOT, the officer said.

"Strong words of advice were given, as well as a reminder to keep his vehicle documentation in date for the safety of all road users," the team's spokesperson added.