A male who posted a video of himself driving at 160 mph has had his vehicle seized by the police.
The Mercedes A35 AMG was reported to have been driving at 103 mph in 30 mph residential streets around Bacup.
The vehicle was also spotted driving at a speed of 160 mph on the M61.
The driver filmed himself, and the video was uploaded to Facebook in May. Hundreds of people shared their outrage over the video, and it was subsequently reported to the police.
Following police enquiries, the vehicle was found to be registered to a 21-year-old man from Whitworth.
The vehicle was found to be modified with a body kit and exhaust system which police discovered had not been declared to his insurance company, meaning that the car was not insured.
Earlier this week the Mercedes was spotted being driven on the motorway network.
Officers investigating intercepted the car and it was seized under the Road Traffic Act and has since been repossessed.
Further enquires are ongoing relating to the speeding offences.
PC David Benson of Lancashire Police said:
“The registered keeper of the Mercedes has lost his vehicle and his bragging rights.
“We are now looking into the ludicrous speeds achieved, but, in the meantime, a very powerful car has been taken off the public roads and, in all probability, saved lives.”
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