Shocking moment police find nine people in uninsured, unroadworthy Skoda

Officers discover passengers hiding in boot of dangerously worn-out hatchback

This video clip shows the staggering moment police officers discover nine people travelling in an unroadworthy and uninsured car.

Officers in Norton near Malton, North Yorkshire, initially pulled the car over after a routine check showed it was being driven with no insurance. However, after stopping the five-seat Skoda Octavia they were stunned to find it dangerously overloaded and in dangerous condition.

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Dashcam footage from the police car shows officers approaching the red Skoda and asking the occupants to get out.

Police found five people crammed into the hatchback's back seat

After the driver and front seat passenger get out, five more people climb out of the back seat before one of them opens the boot to reveal two more people hiding in the luggage compartment.

After getting all the passengers out of the vehicle officers examined the car and discovered two of the doors would not open and one of the front tyres was so bald the inner cord was visible.

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A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “If it had been involved in a collision, the consequences don’t bear thinking about. It would have caused absolute carnage.”

The vehicle was seized and the driver was reported for dangerous driving and having no insurance.

The spokesman added: “We’re continuing our targeted road safety deployments throughout the summer and beyond, to keep everyone safe and take illegal drivers and vehicles off the road.”

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