A VAN loaded with pheasants was stopped on the motorway this weekend for being overloaded.

The West Mercia OPU shared a photo showing the van, which was stopped on the M5 on November 21.

Another photo was shared showing the inside of the van stuffed full of pheasants and other game birds.

The Tweet said: "Want to play a 'game'? - we stopped this van bouncing up the M5 - vehicle has been prohibited - what do you think it weighs?"

The OPU went on to confirm the birds were all legal and above board and that the weight of the van was their main concern.