Van seized in Rotherham after driver used a SHOELACE for handbrake

A driver used a shoelace as a handbrake on a van, which was seized by police at a Rotherham retail park.

Thursday, 18th October 2018, 15:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th October 2018, 15:43 pm
This van was seized at Parkgate Shopping after the driver used a shoelace as a handbrake. Pic: @SYPOperations.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police's Operational Support stopped this Bulgarian van in Parkgate Shopping on Thursday.

This van was seized at Parkgate Shopping after the driver used a shoelace as a handbrake. Pic: @SYPOperations.

In a statement, the team said: 'To say this Bulgarian vehicle has seen better days is an understatement, especially when the handbrake is a shoelace. Driver reported. Vehicle seized.'