Police find suitcase used as seat in Ipswich people carrier

The car, stopped in Ipswich, had no back seats - instead there was one adult was perched on a suitca

The car, stopped in Ipswich, had no back seats - instead there was one adult was perched on a suitcase in the rear Picture: NSRAPT - Credit: Archant

A passenger perched on a suitcase for a seat was discovered by police when they stopped a vehicle in Ipswich.

The passenger was found sitting on the suitcase when police pulled over a seven-seater silver Ford Galaxy people carrier.

But the rear seats had been removed and the passenger was found sitting on a suitcase where the seats should have been.

The vehicle was stopped by officers of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team while they were monitoring the roads on Sunday February 3.

When they examined the vehicle, they discovered someone had made ad hoc alterations to the back of the car - leaving one passenger sat on a suitcase where there should be a car seat.


You may also want to watch:


The force warns about the four most dangerous things a driver can do - talking on a mobile, driving under the influence, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt - and this creative modification was in breach of the last one.

In a tweet the unit said: “Officers stopped this car in Ipswich and found that all the rear seats had been removed but there was an adult sat in the rear on a suitcase instead of a seat.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter