A motorist has been “reported for too many offences” after he was caught using a bucket as a car seat and pliers to steer.

Norfolk and Suffolk’s Road and Policing Firearms Operation Unit tweeted out a picture of the badly damaged car, which was also missing a bumper, headlights and had a flat tyre.

It is not clear if the car was pulled over or if it had been involved in a collision.

Norfolk police said the driver has been reported to court.

The force posted an image of the car in the early hours of Friday morning, and wrote: “Yes this was driven on a road and yes he was sitting on a bucket and steering with a pair of mole grips.

“Driver will be reported for too many offences to mention.”

The 'unroadwothy' car had no bumper or headlights Pic: @NSRoadsPolicing
The ‘unroadwothy’ car had no bumper or headlights Pic: @NSRoadsPolicing

Mole grips are pliers that are able to lock into position.

PC Jon Parker from Norfolk Police retweeted the post with the comment: “I think this is the most unroadworthy car I’ve ever seen.

“Ridiculous that it was driven on a public road in this condition.”

Sgt Dave Thubron from Devon and Cornwall Police wrote: “Wowzers! I can’t really show another car with one slightly bald tyre now!!

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“That’s truly insane.”

Sky News contacted Norfolk police for further details.