Cops drop in on Top Gear 'racers'

2012-08-27 07:50

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.


“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.

  • christo.t.botha - 2012-08-27 09:22

    Oh Clarkson, you crack me up!

  • dean.mark.williams - 2012-08-27 13:25

    hope they show the part where the traffic cop shows up

  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-08-28 22:01

    This article is WRONG. Oh what a surprise. To see what really happened read the local Darlington paper here: http://tinyurl.com/8zcz377 A PCSO is a Police Community Support Officer, someone akin to a Social Worker.

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