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2012-08-27 07:50

DIFFERENT KIND OF BOY RACER: An officer responded to a call from the public, which described "youths driving at high-speed" performing dots”... not far off the mark when describing the Top Gear crew, apart from the "youths" bit.

When a UK policeman received complaints of "boy racers" revving their engines and racing around an old sports arena the last thing he expected was a 'Top Gear' crew filming for their latest DVD.

Believing he would be confronting teenage hooligans, Darlington (north-east England) officer James Metcalfe ended up confronting a different type of boy-racer - Jeremy Clarkson, James May and The Stig.

TYPICAL CLARKSON QUIP

“When I got there," the London Daily Mail reported, "I was expecting to see some kids doing some handbrake turns, pulling donuts and causing a bit of a nuisance, but instead it turned out to be Top Gear.

“It was a little unexpected, to say the least. James May and The Stig were in a car and I briefly spoke to Jeremy Clarkson."

Not one to pass up an opportunity for a quip, Clarkson commented on Metcalfe arriving on a bike: “...in London they issue the police with cars.”

The 'Top Gear' crew had permission to film at the location, one of many sites visited in the UK for the hit motoring show’s spin-off DVD, the Mail explained.

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