Does anyone know which apparent VIP is contained within the Range Rover with police outriders clearing Bricklayer's Arms roundabout before screaming off down Tower Bridge Road, about 9am on weekdays? There are two people inside, about 5 police motorbikes blowing whistles and moving vehicles off the road, and have made me late for work twice now.
Just wondered if anyone else had seen it, who this great citizen may be, and why they deserve such special treatment?
It's all very strange indeed. I saw them this morning and I thought it might be a heavy police escort for the Belmarsh Prison Court run. The range rover drove slowly past & I got a good look at the occupants but did not recognise them, and no prisoner van followed. Very mysterious indeed !
I've seen a slightly more tame version heading along TBR a few days ago about the same time of day - 3 outriders but no screaming or speeding. Range Rover only had one occupant, driving, and I thought he looked like Prince William.
I've also seen the marvellous sight of mounted police clearing Parliament Square in order to let fellow horses and riders through for what I guess was a practice for trooping the colour our something like that. I'm no royalist but on a summer morning, the gleaming uniforms and beautiful animals, and effective clever manipulation of a busy place that was silent apart form the sound of hooves and whistled - was breathtaking.
Despite being a royalist, if it is the Prince I would respectfully suggest delaying his departure half an hour to stop everyone being late for work. I'm not sure how long 'oh, sorry i'm late, my bus was pulled over for Prince William to drive past. again" is going to wash with my boss.
@ivanhoe it is a brave man who parks a Range Rover of that spec in the Heygate estate and expects to find it there in the morning.
Huge coincidence - I saw 3 outriders plus grey BMW doing the bricklayers to TBR run again about an hour ago - and again no sirens just keeping the grey car moving. I was on a bus so could only manage a certain degree of rubber necking but the young chap driving the beemer could easily have been the UK's most famous new dad. Trips to mothercare perhaps?