A plastic Christmas tree with a Christmas decoration was found in a police car after it was found at the bottom of a driveway in North London, it has been reported.
The officer in charge of the unit investigating the case told the London Evening Standard that he did not think it was “a very good idea”.
“He had a pretty good idea that there was a problem with it, so he said to me, ‘What do you think, are you going to come out and clean it up?'” he said.
“I said, ‘No, I don’t think so.
We’re in the service, we’re going to be here for hours and hours’.
I went and cleaned it up.
The next thing I know I’m walking past the house of the officer, and he has this huge Christmas tree in his hand, and it’s all decorated with lights.”
The Christmas tree was discovered inside a car parked in the police station on December 1.
The police said it was the first Christmas tree found in the area and had been left in the driveway for several days.
The officer in question, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that the car had been found abandoned for two days and that the tree had been sitting on top of the vehicle for days.
He said he had also seen plastic plates on the tree and plates from a mobile phone, which were “very distinctive”.
A plastic Christmas tray with a festive decoration was also found in another police car.
The car’s owner has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of cannabis.