Driver who led police on 30-mile chase to Kent gave officers Legoland 'licence'

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When police caught up with the driver they found he only had a Legoland 'driving licence' as ID. (Twitter/Kent Police RPU)

A man who led police on a car chase for more than 30 miles was found with only a Legoland 'driving licence' when officers finally caught him.

The 21-year-old was pursued by police from Bexley in London to the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, where he was arrested on suspicion of several driving and drug-related offences.

Sharing the news of his arrest, police revealed that the driver only had a Legoland 'driving licence' with him.

An image shared on social media showed the licence - one of those given out as part of a fun scheme for children at the popular family attraction - dated back to 2003.

Police shared the license along with images of the car they had pursued. (Twitter/Kent Police RPU)
Police shared the licence along with images of the car they had pursued. (Twitter/Kent Police RPU)

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Kent Police Roads Policing Unit shared the picture of the licence on Twitter along with an image of a bag containing drugs, as well as pictures of police cars.

It included the caption: "No, the #LegoLand license was not the reason for the drivers dangerous driving, the large amount of cannabis was.

"The driver was pursued from #Bexley to #IsleOfSheppey & arrested for a multitude of offences last week by #RPU1."

According to police statements, the Metropolitan police had tried to pull the grey Audi A1 over on the A2 in Bexley, southeast London, but the driver sped out of the capital towards Kent.

He was pursued by Kent Police as well as being tracked by a helicopter from the air and was eventually caught on the Isle of Sheppey after running out of fuel in Minster.

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As part of activities at Legoland in Windsor, children can pass a 'driving test' to gain their Legoland License. (Getty)

There a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, possession of a class B drug, driving with no insurance and driving with no licence.

Legoland 'driving licences' are handed out to children as part of activities on offer at the theme park in Windsor, Berkshire.

The attraction's website says: "It’s time for your kids to become drivers at our LEGO® City Driving School!

"After watching a road safety video young drivers can take the wheel of their very own electric car and work their way around our LEGO city roads encountering traffic lights, roundabouts, LEGO policemen and even a speed camera.

"At the end, they will all earn their first LEGOLAND Driving Licence!"

It's not the first time a fake license has hit the headlines - in 2007 members of a gang were jailed after faking ID documents including a driving licence complete with the details of former prime minister David Cameron, along with 10 Downing Street as an address.