Shed attached to car roof 'with just a rope'

Drivers have been warned about placing overhanging loads on their vehicles after a car was pictured with a shed on top.

A police officer tweeted images of the red Honda with the green shed appearing to be balanced precariously on the roof.

The motorist was caught after being spotted last Saturday with the unusual cargo in the centre of Newton Abbott, Devon.

Sergeant Olly Tayler from the Devon and Cornwall force said it was held in place “with a single rope and no roof rack”.

The officer warned motorists: “If you’re carrying a load on your vehicle please make sure it’s secure.”

The driver of the Honda was issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) which means he could be fined up to £200 which needs to be paid within 28 days.

Pic: Devon and Cornwall police
His two sons with Sgt Tayler getting his medal at Buckingham Palace with him Pic: Devon and Cornwall Police

Sgt Tayler explained: “This could have ended far worse than a ticket for an insecure load!!”

The officer was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2015 for his work with a road safety charity called The Honest Truth.

It was set up with the help of Sgt Tayler in 2009, after three people aged nine, 17 and 19 died in a crash.

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