ARRESTS were made on the M4 Newport on yesterday after police discovered false number plates.

Gwent Police state they stopped a "suspicious vehicle" at around 7pm near to the Coldra roundabout, Newport.

A police spokeswoman said: "Three men attempted to make off from the scene before being detained and arrested by officers.

"Following a search of the vehicle a number of tools and suspected false number plates were discovered".

The three men were arrested on suspicion of theft from unattended motor vehicles and being equipped for theft.

They remain in police custody at this time.