Police overtaken by Reliant Robin car in Only Fools and Horses-esque chase

Police have shared a picture following a jaw-dropping chase they engaged in last night, which seemed like something from Only Fools and Horses.

Warwickshire Police told how they were overtaken by a speeding driver in a Reliant Robin car.

Police pulled over the three-wheeled car 50mph-stretch of A429 in Wellesbourne, Warks on January 16.

Social media users asked if it was April Fool’s Day.

In the “Dates” episode of the sitcom, Rodney is chased by police and a gang of punks in Del Boy’s Reliant Robin.

The force’s Operational Patrol Unit posted on Facebook and said: “The driver of this vehicle yes a three wheel Reliant Robin overtook one of our unmarked cars on the A429 near Wellesbourne in excess of the posted speed limit.

“We stopped the vehicle and reported the driver accordingly.”

Reg Wooley commented: “It’s not April first?” while Andrew Tweedale said: “Was the unmarked car stationary?”.

John Baker added: “Was it going downhill..lol..?” while another user said: “Del boy would have been proud.”