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.”
TODAY’S TOP VIDEO:
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of our readers.
And remember, if you have a service, product or job vacancy that you would like to promote to our large readership, then you can buy advertising space in our articles.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.