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Great Yarmouth car driver stopped with guttering out of window

Car with guttering sticking out of window Image copyright @NSRoadsPolicing
Image caption Police saw the driver crossing the town's Haven Bridge and passing a pedestrian crossing with guttering overhanging pavements dangerously

A man faces prosecution for driving through a seaside town with guttering overhanging the pavement from his car window.

Police stopped the BMW driver in North Quay, Great Yarmouth, on Wednesday.

A report has been sent to the traffic justice unit, which will decide on a potential prosecution for using a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

The guttering was intended for a garden shed and the driver later transported it safely, police said.

"The vehicle had the nearside window open and a four-metre long length of plastic material, later discovered to be guttering, projecting out of the window.

"The vehicle passed through urban areas, including a pedestrian crossing, and was stopped by police," a spokesman said.

"It is the driver's final responsibility to ensure any load in or on their vehicle is safe and does not pose a risk to anyone.

"This sort of load presents a real risk to pedestrians or cyclists and the driver themselves if it were to contact any roadside furniture."

"If prosecuted, a driver can receive three penalty points and £100 fine on first offence," he added.

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