A police search has been launched after a motorist fled the van they had driven through a road closure in Cambridgeshire. 

Police were called at 1.46pm today (Friday February 16) with concerns for the welfare of the driver of a car who had driven through the road closure at Forty Foot Bank.

"The vehicle has been located but there was no-one inside," said a police spokesperson. 

"Searches are taking place in the area to find the driver."

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