THE Health and Safety Executive is set to investigate after police pulled over two lorries on the M5 without the correct load security.

The breaches were discovered by officers from Avon and Somerset Police's roads policing unit (RPU) as they carried out checks on curtain side lorries on the motorway in Somerset.

One lorry had no restraints for its cargo, while a second containing dangerous goods was being driven without any load security.

A spokesperson for the force's RPU said: "Load security checks on curtain side lorries M5.

"One 44t lorry found to have no restraints for his 22 tons of cargo and a second carrying dangerous goods had no load security.

"Prohibitions all round and HSE to be made aware for further investigation."