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Prince Charming mannequin in car on M11 is mistaken for a dead body



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If you spotted a pair of feet protruding from a roll of carpet in a car heading up the M11, you might just think the worst.

So it was when a caller alerted Cambridgeshire police to this troubling sight on Saturday (January 15) afternoon.

The car with the mannequin. Picture: Cambridgeshire police
The car with the mannequin. Picture: Cambridgeshire police

Officers were dispatched to investigate and tracked the vehicle to Ely - where they discovered that the feet belonged to a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming.

The driver of the vehicle, who was taking the dummy to a themed birthday party, was given advice to prevent anyone else thinking they were transporting a dead body on the way back...

Prince Charming caused some heart palpitations for one worried observer. Picture: Cambridgeshire police
Prince Charming caused some heart palpitations for one worried observer. Picture: Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire police said: “When we received a call on Saturday lunchtime to reports a vehicle was travelling along the M11 with a pair of feet poking out the end of a rolled up piece of carpet, alarm bells were naturally ringing for the informant and our control room.

“We managed to track the vehicle down in Angel Drove, Ely, where our officers discovered there was indeed a pair of feet… belonging to a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming who was on his way to a themed birthday!

“Advice was given to the driver to avoid such circumstances occurring again!

“Thankfully this was a false alarm.”

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