Fact Check: Sandford Police NOT Looking For Red Car Driver In Motorcycle Accident Involving Three-Legged Dog

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fact Check: Sandford Police NOT Looking For Red Car Driver In Motorcycle Accident Involving Three-Legged Dog Satire

Are the "Sandford Police" in the U.K. looking for information on the identity of the driver of a red car allegedly committing a "Dangerous Driving offence" by stopping for a three-legged dog crossing the street and having a motorcycle smash into them? No, that's not true: The "Sandford Police" Twitter account that posted the call for information is satirical.

The claim appeared in a tweet (archived here) published by @Sandford_Police on March 7, 2022. It read:

Here is a screenshot of what the tweet looked like at the time of writing:


The bio of the "Sandford Police" account on Twitter (archived here) says it is satire:

Englands smallest Police Farce, committed to catching crinimals & swans

Don't report crime

Emergency? Yes📞999 | No📞101


Lead Stories was unable to determine where the video originated from but it is definitely not the U.K. as the cars in the video clearly drive on the right with the steering wheel on the left.

As DC Mike Hunt of the Sandford Police advises:

  Maarten Schenk

Maarten Schenk is the co-founder and COO/CTO of Lead Stories and an expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.

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