Outside McDonald’s, delivery vehicles were halted while cops apologized for the “late food orders.”
Delivery cars were detained outside McDonald’s while officers apologized for the “late food orders.”
Police targeted delivery drivers in two Wirral locations yesterday.
The operation, which took place in the Wirral towns of Liscard and Birkenhead, resulted in the arrest of two people, the seizure of four vehicles, and the imposition of three traffic penalties.
Following reports of a police presence near the McDonald’s in Birkenhead town centre at lunchtime yesterday, a Merseyside Police spokesperson confirmed to the ECHO that a “traffic operation” was underway.
Following that, people took to social media to express their displeasure with a police presence near the Liscard McDonald’s, with what appeared to be a large number of police officers conversing with delivery vans parked nearby.
On the force’s Facebook page yesterday afternoon, a spokesman for Wirral Police confirmed an operation targeting delivery drivers at the two locations.
In a social media post, a Merseyside Police spokesman responded: “As you mentioned, we did.
“After hearing complaints regarding delivery drivers working in the Liscard and Charing Cross districts, officers from Wallasey Policing Team and Matrix Roads Policing started an operation today.
“As a result of the operation, two people were arrested for fabricating documents and driving while disqualified.
“Officers seized four vehicles for driving without a license or insurance, as well as three traffic tickets for other infractions.
“We appreciate your feedback; please let us know where you would want to see us next!”
In the comments, a Wirral Police official apologized for any late food deliveries.