A vehicle was stopped by police officers in Fletton this week because it was driving ‘unusually slow’ before it caught fire.
The driver and passengers of the vehicle, which was travelling at a speed of about five to ten miles per hour, halted before the bonnet suddenly caught fire.
After officers put out the fire they later discovered the driver of the vehicle was both uninsured and had no licence.
It was just one of the incidents covered in the last seven days by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit – the policing unit which patrols Peterborough’s roads.
Other incidents included a a stolen vehicle on top of a recovery vehicle which had false registration plates and a car which got stuck in a guided busway.
The Peterborough Telegraph has compiled a round-up of the images shared on the BCH Road Poling Unit’s social media account this week:
1. Vehicle catches fire
Officers followed this vehicle in Fletton because they said it was driving 'unusually slowly' at 5-10mph. The vehicle stopped and when the driver opened the bonnet the car set on fire. Officers put out the fire but later discovered that the driver had no insurance or licence. Photo: BCH
2. Stuck in guided busway
This car got caught in a guided busway. There were no injuries but some disruption to buses while the vehicle was recovered. Photo: BCH
3. Stolen vehicle on recovery vehicle with cloned plates
This red Fiat 500 was a stolen vehicle. The recovery vehicle it is on the back of also had false number plates. One male was arrested for several offences. Photo: BCH
4. Failed drugs test
This vehicle's speed and the smell of cannabis caught officers attention in Peterborough this week. When the driver was stopped it was later discovered that he was also uninsured. The driver failed a roadside drugs test and was arrested, as well as his vehicle being seized. Photo: BCH