McLaren seized by police after speeding in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:22 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:19 13 August 2018

A McLaren sports car was caught speeding in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: BCH Road Policing

A McLaren sports car was caught speeding in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: BCH Road Policing


The driver of a McLaren was caught doing 79mph in a 40mph zone in Welwyn Garden City.

Officers caught the motorist in Great North Road, before tweeting this morning: “79 in a 40. Not a good day. Especially when we find out the insurance didn’t renew.

“Vehicle seized. We offered to drive it to the recovery yard but control insist it has to go on a truck.”

A police spokesman confirmed the sports car was a McLaren 720S, and was stopped today (Monday, August 13) at 10.30am.

“It was recorded doing 79mph in a 40 zone,” he added. “Further checks revealed that the vehicle was not currently insured and as a result the vehicle was seized.

“The driver was issued with a Traffic Offence Report by officers, meaning he will be prosecuted for the above offences at a later date.”

It is understood that the motorist will have to prove he has got insurance and pay a recovery fee before being able to get the car back.

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