Police lose old man in 8mph race through city.

After crawling up the fast lane of a dual carriageway in Middlesbrough, the police gave chase to an old man on a mobility scooter traveling at a blistering 8mph.

When the police asked him to stop, he just swore at them and carried on…

Amazingly, the old man gave the police the slip on one of the city’s many roundabouts. Embarrassed officers had to ask passers by “‘scuse me, have you seen a bloke on an electric scooter?”

The police should have had their brand new scooter with them shouldn’t they! Or at least a tricycle!