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Police deliver KFC takeaway to customer after delivery driver has car seized

Police deliver KFC takeaway to customer after delivery driver has car seized

Police had to deliver a KFC takeaway after the delivery driver's car was seized because it was uninsured.

A household treating themselves to a takeaway ended up having their food delivered by the police after their delivery driver got into a bit of trouble.

The driver is said to have caught officers' attention on Friday (30 December) after they were apparently 'speeding through Newton Abbot' in Devon.

Once police had stopped him, they realised his car wasn't insured and Newton Abbot Police said that the car was subsequently seized.

But was the KFC order delivered hot or cold?

The car was seized for having no insurance.
Newton Abbot Police/ Facebook

Well, you'll be pleased to know that the police sent out a member from their neighbourhood team to make sure the anonymous customer got their food in good time and most importantly, not cold.

In a Facebook and Twitter post, Newton Abbot Police warned people about the consequences of not having the correct policy or no insurance at all.

They added that they had dealt with many other vehicles on that same cold December evening, and that action would be taken against people that break the law.

Their post read: "On Friday this vehicle caught officers attention whilst speeding through Newton Abbot, it was on its way to deliver some food but the driver didn’t have insurance so the car was seized. Luckily the KFC was delivered by our neighbourhood team so it didn’t go cold.

"We dealt with many vehicles on the same evening all of which were either not insured at all or incorrectly insured so please check your policies so you don’t end up with 6 points on your licence and a £300 fine.

The KFC was still delivered, though.
Cum Okolo / Alamy Stock Photo

"It's illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or in a public place without at least third party insurance."

It continued: "Even if the vehicle itself is insured, if you’re not correctly insured to drive it you could be considered to be driving without insurance and could get penalised.

"You also need to check your insurance covers you for the correct use. If you're using your vehicle for business purposes this won't automatically be covered.

"Not all insurance policies renew automatically so always check the details of your policy and when it ends."

In the comments on Facebook, one person asked if the police were insured to deliver the KFC order.

Newton Abbot Police responded by saying that the food was actually delivered by foot as the driver was pulled over a 'short walk away'.

Featured Image Credit: Newton Abbot Police / Yau Ming Low / Alamy

Topics: UK News, Crime, KFC