Cops seize car of takeaway driver who had 'bouquet of dead pheasants' in the boot

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Safer Neighbourhood Team officers in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, pulled over the vehicle of a takeaway driver on Saturday evening. They joked that some hungry local was likely to have waited longer than expected for their takeaway due to the engagement.

But while this person was left wanting, officers got much more than they bargained for.

What started as a query over a failure to indicate while driving soon built up to the car being seized and a report being sent to local environmental officers due to dead animals.

Swadlincote Police said the Citroen car was spotted driving away from a takeaway restaurant and failing to indicate while turning at a roundabout.

The car was followed by officers until it came to a halt.

Upon questioning, it was soon revealed the driver did not have the correct driving insurance.

In a post on social media, the police joked: “On the menu for the driver was a summons for the traffic offences.

“The vehicle was loaded onto a recovery vehicle to be delivered to the local impound.”

The matter did not stop there, with officers reportedly “hungry for more”.

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Following the discovery of dead pheasants, a report was issued to the local environment health officers at South Derbyshire District Council.

The officers gave a helpful tip for the driver to take away.

They wrote: “Have the right insurance!

“People work hard to afford their nice cars.

“If this driver was involved in a road traffic collision he would not be insured.”

The takeaway restaurant involved was not named.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary posted on the Safer Neighbourhood Team’s Facebook page: “On the menu for the driver was a summons for the traffic offences and the vehicle was loaded onto a recovery vehicle to be delivered to the local impound.

“And hot food was not the only thing on the menu – the officers were clearly hungry for more and when they looked through the window of the car they were shocked to see a bouquet of dead pheasants in the boot – resulting in a report being issued to environmental health officers at South Derbyshire District Council.

“People work hard to afford their nice cars. If this driver was involved in a road traffic collision he would not be insured.”



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