Taxi driver stopped by police over 'dead body' that wasn't

A taxi driver was quizzed by police after a witness mistakenly reported he had a 'dead body' in his vehicle.

Chris Richmond, 30, had been driving his Land Rover Freelander with a pair of wellies and a duvet in his boot, which a passer-by believed was evidence of murder.

Mr Richmond was then visited by officers at his home near Wells in Norfolk after officers told him they had received an 'odd phone call' about a sighting of a 'corpse' in his car when he stopped at a petrol station earlier in the day.

Chris Richmond, 30, pictured, was bemused after police officers arrived at his Norfolk home to quiz him over a 'body' in the boot of his Land Rover Freelander 

Chris Richmond, 30, pictured, was bemused after police officers arrived at his Norfolk home to quiz him over a 'body' in the boot of his Land Rover Freelander 

A witness at a petrol station spotted this duvet and pair of Wellington boots, pictured, in the vehicle and reported it to police as a 'corpse' 

A witness at a petrol station spotted this duvet and pair of Wellington boots, pictured, in the vehicle and reported it to police as a 'corpse' 

He said: 'I went to get petrol and ended up being suspected of hiding a dead body.

'I couldn't believe what I was hearing. For a moment, I thought perhaps I had been accused of 'bilking'

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