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13 March 2019, 17:09
An ice cream van has been seized by police in Walsall for having no road tax.
West Midlands Police Force Response tweeted a picture of the offending vehicle with a pun-laden message urging drivers not to be "flakey".
it had no Tax. #Eunit #Walsall back to work after rest days. Officers were doing their paperwork in the car and this was parked by them. It is now on the back of a truck. What a Fab job.— Force Response (@ResponseWMP) March 13, 2019
Don't be flakey...pay your Road tax. pic.twitter.com/uL22uCmg92
The yellow-and-blue Mercedes was spotted by officers while they were parked up on administrative duties.
The tweet, confirming the van had been driven away on a recovery truck, appeared to chime with social media users, attracting numerous jokey replies.
One Twitter user queried whether the ice cream salesman had been halted from his work on a "sundae", while another asked if the area had been coned off.
Another tweeter posted: "Mind that cop car."