AN enquiry has been launched after a van driver was reportedly seen by police collecting scrap materials in a Helensburgh town centre street without permission.

Officers reportedly observed a man collecting scrap metal in West King Street on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 12.

Police say that after a routine check of the man's documents it was discovered that he did not hold a valid SEPA licence to carry or dispose of scrap metal.

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According to police, checks also confirmed that he was driving his Ford Transit van without a valid policy of insurance.

The 50-year-old, from Glasgow, was reported to the procurator fiscal.

An enquiry is said to be ongoing with SEPA regarding the unregistered collection of scrap metal.

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