Van seized in Rotherham after driver used a SHOELACE for handbrake

A driver used a shoelace as a handbrake on a van, which was seized by police at a Rotherham retail park.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support stopped this Bulgarian van in Parkgate Shopping on Thursday.

This van was seized at Parkgate Shopping after the driver used a shoelace as a handbrake. Pic: @SYPOperations.

This van was seized at Parkgate Shopping after the driver used a shoelace as a handbrake. Pic: @SYPOperations.

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In a statement, the team said: “To say this Bulgarian vehicle has seen better days is an understatement, especially when the handbrake is a shoelace. Driver reported. Vehicle seized.”