A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and possession of class A drugs after driving 'erratically' through a town.

On Friday evening, police in Rossendale stopped a white van, pictured, as it was driving erratically through Bacup.

After alerting police on their ANPR system for having no insurance, officers stopped the vehicle in order to question the driver.

A police spokesperson said: "At around 1am the van had drawn the attention of officers in Bacup by driving erratically and it also pinged the in car ANPR system for having no insurance.

"Once stopped the driver was found to be drunk, is a disqualified driver and had several snap bags of white powder in his pockets.

"A 37-year-old male has been arrested for drink driving, disqualified driving, possession of class A drugs and no insurance.

"The van has been seized."

Earlier in the evening, the rural task force stopped a suspect vehicle in Rawtenstall.

The BMW 1 Series had come to the attention of the police after they received information from colleagues in Greater Manchester that it had been involved in criminal activity.

As a result, the car was stopped and found to have no insurance, was seized and will be taken to the crusher.

The spokesperson added: "Rossendale rural task force have been out again tonight pro-actively stopping suspect vehicles.

"Earlier in the evening, they intercepted a BMW 1 Series in Rawtenstall which had alert markers in relation to committing crime in the Greater Manchester area.

"The BMW had no insurance and as such it has been seized and will be off the the crusher."

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