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Police issue warning after van stopped with half its roof torn off

Police said the driver was more concerned about delivering the contents than that it had hit an object

Published 25/03/2016

The driver had travelled from Dungannon to Belfast in this condition. PSNI.
The driver had travelled from Dungannon to Belfast in this condition. PSNI.

Police have released an image of a van stopped by officers with had half its roof torn off.

The PSNI said the vehicle was stopped by motorway patrol officers as it was travelling from Belfast towards Lisburn on the M1.

The driver had driven it from Dungannon to Belfast in this condition and police said they thought it was more important to deliver the contents rather than report that they had hit an object.

Posting on the PSNI Road Policing Facebook page it said: "The driver didn't think it was dangerous to other road users, we think differently!!!"

The PSNI added: "Using and keeping your vehicle in a roadworthy condition is a vital and legal road safety responsibility."

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