Cops seize ‘wannabe Batmobile’ for driving around city centre without insurance

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    Police officers have seized a bloke's "wannabe Batmobile" after it was driving around the city centre and causing a noisy nuisance without insurance.

    A mock-up of The Dark Knight's notorious vehicle was spotted on the streets of Manchester, but Greater Manchester Police were less than impressed with the vehicle.

    Said vehicle, which is closer to that of something Vin Diesel would use on the set of a dull Fast and Furious film than it is to a vehicle helmed by Batman, has since been seized by police, MEN reported.

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    Checks from the attending officers found that the so-called Batmobile had no insurance, and that the owner was "now on the bus back to Wayne Manor."

    Police checks were carried out in Manchester city centre during the early hours of Saturday morning, with a statement released by police at the time of the seize.

    A statement published to Twitter read: "GMPTraffic saw this Batman Wannabee over revving his engine whilst driving round the city tonight.

    "However, Alfred forget to insure the fake Dark Knight's ride, so we did the Joker a favour and seized the Batmobile. 'KA-POW 'he's now on the bus back to Wayne Manor."

    Batman may have some blurred lines on what does and does not constitute justice, but a lack of driving insurance was deemed unforgivable by Manchester police.

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    Police were permitted to hand out a fixed penalty of £300 and six penalty points, and should the case go to court then the offender could receive an unlimited fine and disqualification from driving.

    Officers also have the power to seize vehicles driven without insurance, as they did for the Dodge Challenger featured on the streets of Manchester.

    Plenty of Twitter users were elated by the run-in with the wannabe Batmobile, with one user writing that the owner "must [have] spent his [money] on petrol instead of insurance."

    Of the car itself though, one user was left less than impressed and said it was a "good one to crush" following police seizure.

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