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Two babies and four toddlers were among 14 people found by police in an uninsured van on a motorway.

Officers spotted the vehicle on the M6 on Tuesday evening and checks revealed that it had no tax or MOT so it was pulled over at Stafford Services.

The van was being driven by a man, who was joined by two front-seat passengers, and the six youngsters were discovered alongside five other adults in the rear compartment.

Also in the back was a mattress with bedding piled on top.

In a tweet, the Central Motorway Police Group said its officers had been left in disbelief by the find.

“We have stopped this van, on the M6 in @StaffsPolice area,” it said.

“It was showing as untaxed and no MOT. When we opened it we couldn’t believe our eyes.

“Fourteen people inside it, including babies and children. The consequences could have been horrific…driver can expect a day in court.”

Staffordshire Police said there had been no arrests, but the vehicle was seized for no insurance.

The force added that arrangements were made for family members to collect those in the back of the van.

A police spokesman said: “The driver was reported for a number of offences, including no insurance, using a vehicle in dangerous condition, no test certificate and no vehicle excise licence.

“Arrangements were made for family members to collect those in the back of the vehicle and appropriate referrals are in hand.”

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