AN ILLEGAL driver was stopped despite a last-minute seat swap with his passenger.

Police followed a car in Middlesbrough last night after it was seen travelling without any headlights.

The male driver stopped before making off into the next street, where he again stopped in the road.

The Cleveland and Durham's Road Policing Unit Facebook page said: "The driver decided he would change seats with his passenger... except that the passenger was female and didn't have a beard.

"Once he realised he wasn't as good at 'Guess Who' as we are, he admitted to driving without insurance or a licence."

The vehicle has now been seized and the driver will appear in court.