Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. @roadpoliceBCH @HertsPolRural We guess the drivers idea to camouflage their vehicle didn’t quite work because you spotted them. 😉😊 #NiceWork 👍— Notts Rural Police (@NottsRuralCops) May 9, 2017 @roadpoliceBCH Bet @WYP_RPU haven’t had a whole tree to arrest before!— SEN Books (@SENBooks) May 10, 2017 The incident on Tuesday prompted a flurry of jokes on social media, with some asking if “special branch” was involved in the investigation. @roadpoliceBCH Is that van undercover?— James (@jamesisatweeter) May 9, 2017 A learner motorist was pulled over by police for driving with a tree almost completely covering his van.The man’s vehicle could barely be seen beneath the piles of branches on the roof and sticking out of the rear doors.But he was spotted by an eagle-eyed officer who, social media observers quipped, might now be hoping for a promotion to the “special branch”.Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing unit tweeted a picture of the offending blue van: Overweight, in a dangerous condition and not right licence? we will take it off you. Hatfield 412822 412760 pic.twitter.com/ZRuePMR28b— BCH Road Policing (@roadpoliceBCH) May 9, 2017 Hertfordshire Police said the driver only had a provisional licence and was alone and unsupervised.The vehicle was seized in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and the driver was reported to the Criminal Justice Department for driving other than in accordance with a licence, and having an overweight and dangerous load.