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Mange tout! ‘Del Boy’ motorcyclist adopts French accent to avoid prosecution

Written by on 01/12/2020

A speeding motorcyclist has been compared to Del Boy from Only Fools And Horses after putting on a fake French accent to avoid prosecution.

Police pulled over the biker on the A27 at Lancing, West Sussex, on Sunday on a bike with French registration plates.

A check found that the vehicle was actually registered in the UK, PC Glen McArthur, of Sussex Police, revealed on Twitter.

He said: “This little tinker thought he’d run around on French plates to avoid insurance, licence etc etc. His fake accent was somewhat comical! Au Reviour licence.

“The bike was followed at excess speed on the A27 @ Lancing last night (29/11). When stopped the rider claimed to be French. Checks of the bike showed it to be UK registered. The rider had an expired licence & no insurance.”

One Twitter user asked the police officer: “Did he sound like ‘Allo Allo policeman’?”

PC McArthur responded: “Very much so!”

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Another Twitter user said: “I’m reminded of Del Boy’s ‘Laboratoire Garnier’.”

Del Boy was renowned for his cockney slang and infamous French phrases on the hit British comedy, making up his own meanings for “Mange tout” and “Chateauneuf du Pape” among many others.

 Sky News

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