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Overloaded skip truck stopped on motorway prompting police message to firms

Skip companies have been warned of their responsibilities after a lorry was stopped with two piled on top of each other.

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The truck was stopped after two skips were found on top of each other. Photo: CMPG

The truck was stopped on the M5 at Junction 3 by members of the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) who shared a photo of the precarious load.

CMPG has put out a message to skip companies to warn drivers about overloading their lorries, warning that doing so will result in points and fines.

A spokesman for CMPG said: "A skip truck was stopped on M5 at junction 3, carrying two stacked loaded skips.

"This is illegal and highly dangerous.

"Skip companies, can you please inform your drivers that this is not acceptable and will result in points and fines."