Edinburgh police halt and charge couple after making vital discovery while on patrol

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An Edinburgh couple has been charged after police stopped a car in the south-west of the city.

Police stopped a car in its tracks and found the driver was missing a crucial document - subsequently breaking the law.

Road police officers discovered that the driver didn't have a licence and wasn't covered on the policy of the insurance held by his partner.

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The pair were charged and reported to the court while the vehicle was seized.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1998, it is an offence to drive a vehicle without a licence that is appropriate to a vehicle of that particular class.

Drivers found to be without a licence can be issued three to six penalty points, up to £1,000 fine if it's an isolated offence and an unlimited fine if there is no insurance.

Edinburgh Road Policing wrote on social media: "EdinburghRP stopped this vehicle in Oxgangs for a document check, the driver had no licence and wasn't covered on the policy of insurance held by his partner. He and his partner were both charged and reported to the court. The vehicle was seized."