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Not cool: Untaxed ice cream van taken off the road

The vehicle was impounded after being spotted by police.

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Screenshot of West Midlands Police force response Twitter picture of an ice cream van seized for not paying road tax. (West Midlands Police/PA)

Screenshot of West Midlands Police force response Twitter picture of an ice cream van seized for not paying road tax. (West Midlands Police/PA)

Screenshot of West Midlands Police force response Twitter picture of an ice cream van seized for not paying road tax. (West Midlands Police/PA)

An ice cream van has been seized by police in Walsall for having no road tax.

West Midlands Police tweeted a picture of the offending vehicle with a pun-laden message urging drivers not to be “flakey”.

The yellow-and-blue Mercedes was spotted by officers while they were parked up on administrative duties.

The tweet, confirming the van had been driven away on a recovery truck, appeared to chime with social media users, attracting numerous jokey replies.

One Twitter user queried whether the ice cream salesman had been halted from his work on a “sundae”, while another asked if the area had been coned off.

Another tweeter posted: “Mind that cop car.”

PA