Probe launched after police van snapped parking in parent-and-child bay outside Leeds shop

The crime scene investigation van was parked in a parent and child bay at the Co-op in Town Street, Beeston
The crime scene investigation van was parked in a parent and child bay at the Co-op in Town Street, Beeston
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The driver of this police van is facing searching questions after being shopped for parking in a parent-and-child bay.

An angry Yorkshire Evening Post reader took the picture on Tuesday morning after noticing the crime scene investigation vehicle outside the Co-op food store on Town Street, Beeston.

The woman said: “Unless it’s ‘bring your kids to work day’, there should be no reason for police to force families to park away from their designated bays.”

She said it was “one of many examples of police disregard for the public that we’ve witnessed,” adding: “Residents doing this type of thing are penalised by the council, so police shouldn’t be above the law either.”

Steve Austin, area forensic manager of Crime Scene Investigation East, said: “We are grateful to this member of the public for bringing this matter to our attention and are looking into the circumstances.

“If there was no legitimate operational reason for the vehicle to be parked in this way then appropriate action will be taken against the person responsible.”

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