Police told ‘we hope you get Covid’ after pulling van over in Pride Park

Police were told “we hope you get Covid” after they pulled over a van near Pride Park Stadium.

Officers from the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit flagged down a vehicle after it was seen allegedly hauling scrap metal without a waste carriers’ licence.

When officers said they were going to seize the vehicle, the owner allegedly threw polish and Smarties chocolates over the seats of the van.

Police were then allegedly told “We hope you get Covid.”

The owner of the vehicle threw Smarties and polish all over the seats
(Image: Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit)

The tweet reads: “Derby. Day shift making friends. Carrying scrap metal with no waste carriers licence. No valid insurance.

“When informed the vehicle is being seized we are told ‘we hope you get COVID’ and owner throws polish and Smarties on the driver’s seat. #Strange”

The Roads Policing Unit of Derbyshire police works to reduce road casualties, fight criminality, combat anti-social road use and to protect the vulnerable.

To report a crime contact Derbyshire police on 101. People can also call Crimestoppers, which is an anonymous service, on 0800 555 111.