West Yorkshire Police shamed a homeless couple living in a car after seizing their uninsured vehicle.
The tweet by West Yorkshire Police’s Road Policing Unit
Officers from the Road Policing Unit tweeted a picture of a man and woman carrying their belongings away in Horbury Road, Wakefield, after seizing the car for being uninsured, with the hashtag ‘#luggagewalkofshame’.
The vehicle was confiscated by police yesterday.
The tweet posted was met with replies from the public asking why officers were not helping the homeless couple.
Adam W (@AdmW_) said: “I do hope you can put them in touch with organisations that can help them in their challenging situation? Disappointed by tweet.”
Ste Armstrong (@4brothersefc) said: “So now you’ve made them homeless? How funny! You should be ashamed of yourselves.”
Another reply branded the tweet ‘disgraceful’.
The tweet was removed from the Road Policing Unit Account (@WYP_RPU) three hours after it was posted.
However a second tweet about a driver living out of his car, tweeted shortly after the first, is still visible, with the hashtag ‘#carinsurancenothomeinsurance’.
Another homeless driver had his vehicle seized