A DRIVER stopped by police on the M4 for having "dodgy-looking" number plates blamed a safari park monkey for messing with them.

A Wiltshire Police Spec Ops spokesman said: "Monkey business. RPU stopped a vehicle this morning on M4 with dodgy looking number plates, some of the digits drawn on with a marker.

"The driver had been to a safari park the previous day, where a monkey ate the digits (he had a video of the cheeky monkey to prove it!)"