Poetic police officers turned their warning over a seized car into a lecturing limerick, posting their amusing message on Twitter.
The verse, tweeted by Lincolnshire Police Specials, was posted along with a picture of the retrieved Vauxhall Corsa as it was loaded onto the back of a recovery lorry.
It read: “There was a young lady in Welton, Her Corsa, insurance not held on, Vehicle we seized, Driver displeased, And summons for her now to reflect on.”
There was a young lady in Welton
Her Corsa, insurance not held on
Vehicle we seized
And summons for her now to reflect on pic.twitter.com/RrcymiJxTj
— LincsPolice Specials (@LincsSpecials) March 23, 2017
Police have powers to seize cars if they believe they are being driven without insurance. Last year the UK’s 1.5 millionth uninsured vehicle – also a Vauxhall Corsa – was seized in Haringey, North London.
Yet despite hundreds of thousands of seizures each year, an estimated one million people still drive without insurance in the UK.
It’s not the first time police have used poetry to get their message across.
Cleveland Police composed a crime prevention poem with helpful tips to keep burglars away over the festive season.
Our crime prevention poem will help you keep the burglars away this festive season! Have a safe and crime-free Xmas! pic.twitter.com/bo9stWS6dW
— Cleveland Police UK (@ClevelandPolice) December 22, 2015
(Top picture: SWNS/Twitter/Lincolnshire Police Specials)