An armed police officer has been snapped parking on double yellow lines in a cycle lane – so he could stop to get a sandwich.
The officer pulled over in the narrow road in his BMW X5 before jumping out to grab a bite to eat.
He is thought to have ordered a BBQ pulled pork bap as the police car was parked illegally.
The incident took place on Tuesday lunchtime at Hobbs Meat Roast near Borough Market in London – a city where four million parking fines are handed out each year.
Chris Thomson, an office worker in London Bridge, captured the armed officer’s brazen behaviour.
He said: “Upon seeing a Met Police BMW X5 slowly parking up on both a cycle lane and double yellow lines, I thought there must be some sort of incident to which the officers inside were attending.
“I stopped briefly just to see if anything was going down, but one of the officers casually hopped out smiling and proceeded to walk into Borough Market.
“I thought he might be responding to something involving one of the market stalls, but was shocked to see him simply saunter up to buy his lunch.
“As someone who’s had to fork out #65 for a parking fine in London when I was just a few minutes over the time, I think it displays shocking double standards that the police can get away with this sort of thing.”