£50,000 Ferrari seized because no insurance

The Ferrari being seized
The Ferrari being seized

YOU know the feeling - you pick up a new car that you want to show off to your friends as soon as you get it, especially if it’s an eye-catching silver Ferrari.

But one driver was left red-faced after his new pride and joy was seized by police while out on its maiden journey - because he had forgotten to insure it.

Police pulled the £50,000 car over in Mews Road, St Leonards, as part of Operation Chipmunk which targets motoring offences such as catching banned drivers or those with no licence.

The Ferrari driver will appear before Hastings magistrates in due course.

Last Friday the Chipmunk team was out again in St Helens Road, Parkstone Road, the Old Town, Marina, St Leonards, and Churchwood Drive in Hollington.

Using number plate recognition technology which links up to a national database, they pulled over 22 cars, two of which were seized.

Four fixed penalty notices were issued and three drivers were told to take their documents to Hastings Police Station.

PC Duncan Cleverley, of Hastings Police, said: “Our officers will be continuing with this operation throughout the year together with our partner agencies Hastings Borough Council and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).”