Police stop a two-tonne overweight van on the motorway and find it full of eggs

We bet they weren't eggspecting to find this when they pulled the van over.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 17th September 2020
NW Motorway Police

A van displaying suspicious behaviour was pulled over by police yesterday and was found to be two tonnes overweight and full of eggs.

The North West Motorway Police – a joint unit between Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside police forces – spotted the vehicle looking rather suspicious near the busy junction of Switch Island and decided to pull the van over.

This probably wasn’t what they were eggspecting to find when they stopped the vehicle though.

Revealing details of the unusual stop in a post on social media yesterday afternoon, North West Motorway Police said: “A busy day for C block who have bid you all a good evening.

“RCVU keeping them busy with this driver who may have literally put all his eggs in one basket (so to speak). Stopped at Switch Island & found to be 2 tonnes overweight.


“Van prohibited until made safe & GFPN’s issued.”

A busy day for C block who have bid you all a good evening.#RCVU keeping them busy with this driver who may have…

Posted by NW Motorway Police on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

As you can imagine in a circumstance like this, the post went down pretty well across all social platforms and amassed hundreds of interactions, shares and comments.


What is also to be expected is a good 90% of the responses being egg puns.

That’s what we like to see.