Banned Driver 'Took Family To Supermarket In Ambulance With Emergency Lights On'
A man has been charged after he was accused of taking his family to a supermarket in a second-hand ambulance with the emergency lights on, despite being banned from driving.
Police said a family was seen hopping out of the emergency vehicle and heading into an Asda supermarket in Harpurhey, Manchester at around 10pm last night (27 January).
When the driver and his family were tracked down by workers at the store, police discovered that not only was the motorist disqualified, he was also wanted by the court.
This Ambulance was reportedly carrying a family when it arrived at #Asda Harpurhey with blue lights flashing. Occupants promptly went inside to do their shopping. Our divisional colleagues tracked them down & the driver was found to be disqualified & also wanted by the court. pic.twitter.com/re35wnlYTc
- GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) January 27, 2021
Tweeting about the bizarre incident, Greater Manchester Police Traffic wrote: "This Ambulance was reportedly carrying a family when it arrived at #Asda Harpurhey with blue lights flashing.
"Occupants promptly went inside to do their shopping.
"Our divisional colleagues tracked them down & the driver was found to be disqualified & also wanted by the court."
In a follow-up post, they added: "XT74 attended and seized the vehicle which is believed to have been purchased second hand.
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"The driver has been arrested and is now en-route to custody."
In a post today (28 January), GMP said: "A man has been charged after an ambulance carrying a family was found in Harpurhey.
"Blessing Mukaukirwa, of no fixed abode, has been charged with single counts of driving whilst disqualified, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, using a vehicle with unauthorised blue lights, and failing to appear in court.
"He has been remanded into custody and is to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court today (Thursday 28 January 2021).
"Police were called on the evening of Wednesday 27 January to a report of a family in an ambulance near Asda in Harpurhey."
Featured Image Credit: Greater Manchester Police/Twitter
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