THE driver of a Porsche has been fined £100 for displaying an illegal ‘show’ number plate.

Officers from the Dorset Police No Excuse team pulled over the motorist in Blandford, because as the characters on the plate were too small and there was no central space between the letters.

A spokesman for the No Excuse team said: “The number plates also had no British standard mark or manufacturer postcode, both of which should be present.

“The driver had purchased their plates from one of many online sites who invariably have no interest in what the plate is used for.

“The driver will usually be the person fined, as they’re responsible whilst using the vehicle on the road. Recently we’re seeing too many non-conforming ‘show’ plates, where characters and spaces are moved or altered or darkening film has been placed over the plates.

“These alterations will attract the same £100 fine that the above driver received.

“Front number plates propped in windscreens also seems to be a trend; if the number plate cannot easily be read from the front of the car, this is an offence that will also likely cost the driver £100 each time we stop them.”