A DRIVER tried to run from police to avoid being caught with no insurance, tax or MOT - but left their mobile phone inside.

Officers seized a dark-coloured Audi in Chinnor, South Oxfordshire, in the early hours of this morning.

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A post shared on the TVP South Oxon and Vale of White Horse Facebook page said: "Officers saw it being driven with no insurance, tax and an expired MOT.

"Little tip to the driver: next time you run from the car to avoid police officers, remember your mobile phone!"

Several villagers said the commotion awoke them at about 2am.