Wiltshire Police defend mobility scooter escort

Mobility scooter escorted by Wiltshire police
Image caption The police escort was spotted by passersby who filmed the incident

Wiltshire Police have defended using patrol cars to escort a mobility scooter ridden by a police community support officer.

The buggy was being driven to a police station in Salisbury after a man was arrested for theft and assault.

Two patrol cars are seen driving slowly along the road, with the mobility scooter between them.

A police spokesman said they needed to move the scooter to a safe location and this was the "quickest and safest" way.

A 23-second video clip was posted on the LiveLeaks website.

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