‘Dead body’ in car was simply a mannequin of Prince Charming

The prince was not in any danger as he was not real (Picture: PA)

Police were called out to what looked like a dead body rolled up on a carpet on the motorway.

The person who called police was naturally concerned when they saw a pair of feet in black trainers and socks dangling over the front headrest of another car while driving on the M11 on Saturday afternoon.

But when officers responded, they found that they actually belonged to a model of Prince Charming on his way to a themed birthday party.

Police tracked the car and brought it to a stop in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

But they soon realised it was a false alarm, and that the trainers belonged to a mannequin.

The prince, with a crown, was not in any danger.

Other drivers were alarmed to see what looked like a body being transported (Picture: PA)
Not so realistic when you get close up (Picture: PA)

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: ‘When we received a call on Saturday lunchtime to reports a vehicle was travelling along the M11 with a pair of feet poking out the end of a rolled up piece of carpet, alarm bells were naturally ringing for the informant and our control room.

‘We managed to track the vehicle down in Angel Drove, Ely where our officers discovered there were indeed a pair of feet… belonging to a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming who was on his way to a themed birthday!

‘Advice was given to the driver to avoid such circumstances occurring again!

‘Thankfully this was a false alarm. If you see something suspicious please contact us online. Always call 999 in an emergency.’

Police posted a photo to the Policing East Cambridgeshire page on Facebook, where many found the mix-up quite amusing.

‘Prince Charming with them trainers?’ one person asked.

Others added that they had seen the car, with one writing: ‘Knew mum wasn’t crazy’.

Another added: ‘Saw this guy being pulled over on Saturday and yes all you could see were the feet.’

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