POLICE had only just started a shift in Oxford yesterday when they pulled over this flashy car for being driven without a licence.

Officers said it took them five minutes in the city to apprehend their first illegal driver of the day.

The roads policing team shared this picture on Twitter showing a Mercedes coupe pulled over on the side of the road in Banbury Road, Summertown, yesterday afternoon. 

The car was being driven by an unaccompanied driver who only possessed a provisional licence, officers said. 

It was seized and taken away.

This incident comes after a Ferrari driver was pulled over by roads policing officers on the motorway this weekend for breaking the rules with their number plate.

That motorist was given a fine and told to buy a bigger plate.