A taxi driver reported for speeding blamed the offence on his passengers breaking wind when stopped by police.
Posting on Facebook, Dorset traffic police revealed the weird excuse of the driver who was stopped on Friday night.
Officers said that the taxi driver failed to notice the large marked traffic car in his rear view mirror.
When he was stopped, the driver blamed the “flatulence” of his three paying passengers for the reason he sped.
The incident took place in Bournemouth town centre.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock looks super happy and in love in the first photo she’s shared of her new boyfriend. The Little Mix star posted the sweet snap of her and footballer Andre Gray on Instagram.
The 25-year-old singer has reportedly been dating the Burnley star since late last year and has posted a cute pic of them together on the photo-sharing website. She captioned the photograph of them on a night out, in which Andre is cuddling her from behind: “Gonna miss this one (sic)”
Leigh-Anne is poised to embark on another tour with her bandmates while Andre will remain in the UK, meaning they are set to spend a prolonged period apart. Fingers crossed their romance survives the separation.
When Emma Horseman told her partner to shoot a baby to frighten him the tot was actually shot in the head, a court was told. A jury heard how Horseman and her partner Jordan Walters were in their flat in Hartcliffe when mum Amy Allen arrived with her two children Riley, aged two, and Harry, aged 18 months.
The court was told when Harry was crying Horseman told Walters “shoot Harry, just to frighten him, to shut him up, shoot it at Harry”. The court heard Walters obtained an air rifle from the kitchen cupboard, started to clean it and replaced two gas cylinders with new ones. As he did so Miss Allen’s youngsters seemed upset, the court heard.
Just seconds later, while Harry was crying, Amy heard Horseman say “shoot Harry, just to frighten him, to shut him up, shoot it at Harry.” With that, the court heard Walters aimed the gun at Harry and fired it right into his head. Walters has pleaded guilty to causing GBH. Horseman was interviewed for 85 minutes and made no reply to all questions. The case continues.
A car collided with a taker carrying a “very flammable, explosive liquid” on the M60 in Manchester, prompting the closure of two lanes. Police said the car went into the back of the tanker close to Junction 17, at Prestwich.
Whitefield Fire Station watch manager Patrick Walsh told The Bolton News: “A Fiat Punto collided with the rear of a tanker carrying a very flammable, explosive liquid called vinyl chloride monomer or VCM.”
Drivers were warned to expect long delays following the accident and diversions were put in place.
Coronation Street ’s Nick Tilsley has been written out of the soap after actor Ben Price quit to spend more time with his family. The soap star, who has played Nick since 2009, will exit in an explosive storyline in early summer.
His departure will be linked to the emotional fallout from the revelation that Steve McDonald is actually the father of his on-off lover Leanne’s baby. Bosses are keeping details of Nick’s exit plot – including whether or not he is killed off – a closely guarded secret.
But as the terrible truth emerges it causes huge rifts which lead to him leaving the cobbles for good. The scenes, which will also show Michelle (Kym Marsh) deciding to divorce Steve over his cheating, are likely to play out during Super Soap Week in early summer.
A ‘gunman’ is reported to have opened fire inside the Rolling Oaks shopping mall in San Antonio, Texas. One person has been confirmed dead by the San Antonio Fire Department in the ongoing situation.
The shooting was first reported at around 3:30pm local time (9.30pm UK time) and appears centered around the Dillard’s department store. Witnesses at the scene say between six and ten shots were fired near a children’s play area. Shoppers have been forced to take refuge in stores’ back rooms and toilets amid the panic.
Live Oak Police Department has confirmed a shooting has occurred this afternoon, but details are scarce and confused. The local fire department says that “one suspect is reported down with multiple gunshot wounds” and has been rushed to San Antonio Emergency Medical Services. At least five others have been injured, one shot in the face, one in the leg.
A Beast from the East brutal winter freeze will plunge Britain back into Arctic hell THIS MONTH with sub-zero temperatures forecast until MARCH. Swathes of the country will be put on ice this weekend as a Baltic blast of frigid air from Russia, Sweden and Poland pushes thermometers into minus figures.
Further atmospheric changes over the Arctic region forecast in the coming weeks will allow a torrent of Polar air to engulf the UK, experts say. They warn another major big freeze is likely to hit within weeks unleashing heavy snow, blizzards and widespread ice misery.
Low pressure circulating the North Pole – the so-called Polar vortex – is currently showing signs of a southwards shift during the second half of January. Experts say signs are emerging that this will happen in the next fortnight meaning Britain’s winter woes have only just begun.
A beaming Cheryl has been captured in a behind-the-scenes clip from a recent photoshoot showing off her huge baby bump.
The mum-to-be was just having the finishing touches in front of the camera while wearing a flattering skintight black midi-dress that showed off her growing baby bump in all of its glory in London. Cheryl, who looks as if she’s ready to pop, was filmed hard at work in the figure-hugging dress.Not only can you spot Cheryl’s massive bump but also her proud smile. She certainly looked relaxed and happy in front of the camera before they started the shoot. Cheryl, 33, and her boyfriend Liam Payne , have not confirmed the news publicly but have let the bump do the talking.
Two colossal swathes of churning, freezing air will close in on Britain over the next 36 hours triggering snow across the whole of the UK and the worst nationwide freeze for six years.
The entire country is on alert for crippling blizzards, Arctic temperatures and snow to grind transport systems to a standstill and knock out power supplies. The Army is on standby to deal with weather-related emergencies over the next few days as Britain braces for the most severe whiteout since 2010 Up to eight inches of snow is forecast in parts of the north while up to two inches could fall anywhere across the country.
Almost all of Britain will wake up to snow on Friday morning and the Government has issued a raft of weather and health warnings from tomorrow when the first of the snow is forecast to fall. Thermometers will nosedive to -10C overnight in the north while most of the country will struggle to get much above freezing in the run up to the weekend. The Met Office is warning Brits to be prepared.
Adele may be famous for her heartbreaking love songs, but when it comes to her longtime love of five years she’s more guarded. And it appears the 28-year-old been hiding some HUGE news…
The Hello singer first set rumours swirling in December that she tied the knot in a secret ceremony with her partner Simon Konecki, after she was spotted with a gold ring on her wedding finger. Konecki, 42, has also been pictured recently wearing what appears to be a band on his wedding ring finger too.
When pressed for confirmation, both their reps had ‘no comment’. Although don’t hold your breath on an announcement from either camp anytime soon – who share a 4-year-old son Angelo – the pair reportedly got ‘secretly’ engaged in October.