Cambridgeshire Police were called about the unusual object after a worried member of the public spotted a pair of feet protruding from the vehicle which was travelling down the motorway. But when officers tracked down the car, they didn’t find a body but a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming.
The call was made to Cambridgeshire Police force on Saturday, with the caller reporting they thought they had seen a body rolled up in a carpet inside the car.
The force said in a post on social media that “alarm bells were naturally ringing for the informant and our control room”.
Police stopped the vehicle in Angel Drove in Ely and officers quickly discovered the feet belonged to the mannequin, which was on its way to a themed birthday party.