Video Of On-Duty Police Officers Riding Dodgems Sparks Social Media Row

17 October 2017, 13:44

A row has erupted on social media over a video showing police officers riding dodgems at a fun fair.

More than 20 on-duty officers were seen in full uniform enjoying themselves at the event in Hull on Monday.

Humberside Police said it showed “light-hearted public engagement” - but the footage has split opinion online.

Police on dodgems.
Picture: Eyeweb

Some slammed the force, questioning how the cops found time to ride the dodgems if they're so “over stretched”.

One person wrote: “Keeping our streets safe? Fighting Islamic terror? Errr, no!..- Police officers ride dodgems on duty.”

However, others said it was a “fully deserved” and told people to “give them a break”.

Defending the force, this social media user said: "“I'm first to criticise police when deserved, e.g. heavy-handed policing of fracking protests, but this is ridiculous”.

Watch above and see which side you are on.

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