A provisional licence holder was clocked by police speeding at an unbelievable 145mph on the motorway.

On Thursday, North West Motorway Police spotted the Mercedes S350 travelling at the eye-watering speed on the M6 Southbound.

Officers paced the vehicle and upon stopping it, found the driver only had a provisional licence.

The Mercedes was seized and the driver reported to appear in court at a later date.

A spokesperson for the police said: "MS16 paced this Mercedes S350 at 145 mph on the M6 Southbound.

"Driver was found to be a provisional licence holder only.

"Vehicle seized and the driver reported for summons."