A TRANSIT van was stopped by police near Chester – who discovered it was being driven with THREE illegal tyres.

The vehicle was pulled over by officers in Dunkirk yesterday (April 29).

The van was also found to have a number of other defects.

North West Motorway Police posted on its Facebook page yesterday evening: "Vehicle stopped today by Regional Commercial Vehicle Unit Sgt at Dunkirk in Cheshire

"Vehicle had three illegal tyres, one of which had the cord exposed. Vehicle also found to have a fuel leak and no working near side indicators.

"GFPN's issued and prohibited by @DVSAenforcement."