Two police officers have been forced to apologise after being seen kissing in a patrol car by members of the public.
The car had been parked up in a Tesco car park in Blackburn, Lancashire, with one witness saying they were sat in the vehicle kissing for 20 minutes.
They said the female officer then got out and walked around to the driver's side, before locking lips again through the window.
One man was so shocked by the very public display of affection that they took a video of the incident, which happened on Good Friday (Friday 2 April) in a car park off Carl Fogarty Way.
He said: "I was sat with my friend in the car park, I'd gone to fix my car.
"After we were done we were just parked in the supermarket car park having a little break.
"My friend noticed the police officer in his mirror and saw that a woman had got into his car. It just didn't feel right."
The man said the duo were initially in their own cars, with the male officer in a liveried police car and the woman in an unmarked vehicle.
It appears the female officer was not working at the time of the incident, but is believed to be an officer with Lancashire Police, while the man was on-duty at the time.
The witness continued: "Initially they were in their own cars. They pulled up next to each other and were talking from car to car. She then got out and got into his car.
"They were kissing in the car - their faces were colliding. They were sat in the car for about 20 minutes.
"This is an on-duty police officer sitting in a car for 20 minutes doing b***er all.
"It annoyed me. People were walking past and taking a double look into the vehicle and thinking 'Is that really happening?' They were laughing and joking and kissing. I don't think they should be doing it on police time, even if he was on his lunch break it looks bad."
He added: "They were there for a long time - all in all about an hour if not longer. That's what made me think it couldn't be a lunch break.
"It's a big town, there will be a lot going on, enough for them to do. People are getting burgled and they don't bother going out to them."
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police described it as an 'isolated incident', saying in a statement: "Lancashire Constabulary appreciates the impact social media videos can have on public confidence.
"This was an isolated incident involving one off duty and one on duty police officer.
"The officers have since been spoken to and apologised for their conduct and understand how this may have been interpreted, the matter is now closed."
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