Surrey Road Police Unit (SRPU) seized a limo on Sunday after assisting the vehicle with a break down.

In a post on Twitter which was liked hundreds of times by users of the micro-blogging site, SRPU said that they had initially received reports of a broken down limo carrying a hen party, and had attended the scene to assist the vehicle.

It was only once the limo had been moved to a safer location, Surrey Police said, that they became aware of apparent faults with the vehicle's licensing.

The SRPU post read: "Earlier we received reports of a broken down Limo carrying a hen party. Officers arrive to find the Limo and moved it to safety.

"Checks revealed no excise licence paid since December 2014. Questions around insurance too. Vehicle seized #nowearereallypoliceofficers."