Too much cheese lands driver in pickle

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Image caption Police told the driver the cheese had to be “removed or eaten” before he could leave

A van driver was pulled over by police as he had too much cheese on board.

Officers found the vehicle was 41% over its weight limit, in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire on Monday.

The driver was left in a pickle as the van had 2,822lb (1,280kg) more cheese than it was allowed to carry. Officers said it had to be “removed or eaten”.

During a grilling, the driver was allowed to take some of the dairy produce away but made to call in another van to take the excess.

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Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit officers discovered the problematic produce, at a weighbridge off the A1.

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It is not yet known exactly which varieties of cheese had grated with police.

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