Police investigating claims cop was reading at the wheel of patrol car in Mansfield

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Police have confirmed they are investigating complaints an officer was filmed apparently reading while driving his patrol car in Mansfield.

Derbyshire police said they had launched an investigation into the alleged incident, which was captured on dash-cam footage on Chesterfield Road North.

The driver was apparently seen reading a pile of papers on top of his steering wheel

Although the car was spotted in Mansfield at the time, Nottinghamshire police have confirmed it was not one of their vehicles.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire police said: “Derbyshire Constabulary is aware of the footage and can confirm the car pictured belongs to the force. We are investigating.”