Officers from Greater Manchester Police have charged a male after a second-hand emergency ambulance was spotted making a blue-light run to a supermarket.
It also transpired that the male driving the decommissioned vehicle was banned from driving.
Officers said that retail staff saw the male driver jumping out of the emergency ambulance before heading into Asda’s in Harpurphey in Manchester at around 22:00 hours yesterday (27th Jan) evening.
As well as being disqualified, the driver of the ambulance was wanted by the courts.
Tweeting about the incident, Greater Manchester Police Traffic wrote:
“This Ambulance was reportedly carrying a family when it arrived at Asda Harpurhey with blue lights flashing.
“Occupants promptly went inside to do their shopping.
“Our divisional colleagues tracked them down & the driver was found to be disqualified & also wanted by the court.”
In a follow-up post, they added: “XT74 attended and seized the vehicle which is believed to have been purchased second hand.
“The driver has been arrested and is now en-route to custody.”
In a tweet published today (28 January), GMP said:
“A man has been charged after an ambulance carrying a family was found in Harpurhey.
“Blessing Mukaukirwa, of no fixed abode, has been charged with single counts of driving whilst disqualified, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, using a vehicle with unauthorised blue lights, and failing to appear in court.
“He has been remanded into custody and is to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 28 January 2021).
“Police were called on the evening of Wednesday 27 January to a report of a family in an ambulance near Asda in Harpurhey.”
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