Police thank ‘Mother Nature’ after footprints in the snow lead them to suspects
The UK is pretty freezing right now and no one would blame you if it was making you a bit miserable.
But there’s always a silver lining and this winter has delivered a fairly unexpected one.
The snow helped take two allegedly dangerous drivers off the road, after they left their footprints for police to find.
Lancashire Police officers tried to stop a VW Golf at 1am on Tuesday, in Preston, because they suspected it was being driven without insurance.
Instead of stopping, the driver sped away at up to 75mph. Despite this, a chase was called off because of how dangerous the weather was.
But the force’s ‘eagle-eyed officers’ soon spotted a set of footprints which linked two men to the car they had seen earlier.
The men, aged 33 and 34, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drug-driving and failing to stop for police.
Lancashire Police joked that while the cold weather ‘isn’t for everyone’, it ‘certainly did them a favour’.
‘Our thanks go to Mother Nature for her assistance with this investigation,’ the force added.
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