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M20: Driver stopped after parrot spotted perched on steering wheel of car

Police swooped on a car on the M20 after a parrot was spotted perched on a steering wheel.

The car was pulled over at about 8.30am on the London bound carriageway between junctions 6 for Maidstone and 5 for Aylesford.

Exclusive footage shows the moment incredulous officers from the Kent Police roads unit received the bizarre report.

VIDEO: The moment police received the parrot report

The driver, aged in his 20s, was issued with a traffic offence report for "not being in proper control of a vehicle".

The roads unit tweeted: "Today we issued a driver in his 20s with a traffic offence report for driving on the M20 J6-5 with a parrot perched on his steering wheel."

They later added: "We never thought we would have to say this. However, based on our earlier tweet, or should that be squawk, parrots are for perches and not for steering wheels."

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