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Police are investigating a team of officers who 'gave 26 Middlesbrough football fans a lift to the pub in their riot van'.

Lancashire authorities have launched a probe after a video emerged showing a stream of Middlesbrough supporters exiting a marked Mercedes Sprinter van on Saturday 7 May.

Two separate videos were taken by a fan inside the vehicle showing the extremely cramped conditions, whilst another was recorded outside a pub via CCTV shows the fans spilling out of the van.

One fan remarked the police vehicle appeared to be 'a Tardis' as 26 supporters - with one carrying a large inflatable pink elephant - tumbled out.

The footage, which has over one millions views, was posted to social media following Middlesbrough's clash with Preston on Saturday for the final Championship match of the season.  

There were allegedly three police officers in the van, taking the total number on board to 29 people and one inflatable elephant.

It is unclear why the alleged lift took place. 

Police are investigating a team of officers who appeared to give 26 Middlesbrough football fans a lift to the pub in their riot van

Police are investigating a team of officers who appeared to give 26 Middlesbrough football fans a lift to the pub in their riot van

In the second video, titled 'Claustrophobia kicked in', Middlesbrough supporters could be seen singing at the top of their voices whilst one man shouts 'put the sirens on'

In the second video, titled 'Claustrophobia kicked in', Middlesbrough supporters could be seen singing at the top of their voices whilst one man shouts 'put the sirens on'

Lancashire authorities have launched a probe after a video emerged showing a stream of Middlesbrough supporters exiting a marked Mercedes Sprinter van on Saturday 7 May

Lancashire authorities have launched a probe after a video emerged showing a stream of Middlesbrough supporters exiting a marked Mercedes Sprinter van on Saturday 7 May

When used for non-policing purposes, kora live Mercedes Sprinters are normally designed to carry up to 12 passengers and one driver, based on the number of seat belts available.

The Lancashire Police investigation will centre on how many passengers can safely be transported in the customised police model used by the force.

In the second video, titled 'Claustrophobia kicked in', Middlesbrough supporters could be seen singing at the top of their voices whilst one man shouts: 'put the sirens on.'

Middlesbrough supporters later praised the home fans and the 'sound coppers' in Preston after their promotion hopes were dashed in a 4-1 defeat.

But it appears Lancashire Police bosses may have failed to see the funny side.

by Rising Star (11.0k points)

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