Family car towed away after police find four children and pet cat in backseat

Police made a shock discovery yesterday while doing some traffic control near Watford Gap services...

By Carly Roberts
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 1:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 1:38 pm
Special Sgt Woodall-Brooks pictured reporting the driver for offences.
Special Sgt Woodall-Brooks pictured reporting the driver for offences.

A car has been towed away by police after the driver pretended to be his brother and four children were found on the back seats not wearing their seat belts - along with their cat.

While one lane was shut on the A5 at Watford Gap yesterday following a two-car crash, Northamptonshire Police Safer Roads team were on scene monitoring traffic flow in the area.

Officers soon noticed a blue Daewood Lacetti with more activity going on inside the car than usual - including the addition of the families pet cat.

Four children were spotted sitting in the back seats - without child seats - and none of them were wearing any seat belts.

After being questioned by police the driver tried to pass his identity off as his brothers.

After taking a fingerprint test police quickly discovered he was lying about who he was and that he didn't have a driving licence or insurance.

He has now been reported for his offences.

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