Kubel­wa­gen lands po­lice in trou­ble

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Greater Manch­ester Po­lice has been forced to apol­o­gise af­ter post­ing a pic­ture on so­cial me­dia of two men in Nazi SS uni­forms next to a Volk­swa­gen Kubel­wa­gen with the cap­tion: ‘ These two likely lads try­ing to in­vade.’

The tweet was sent on 7 Au­gust from the M62 mo­tor­way. The post show­ing the two uni­formed men next to the mil­i­taryspec VW gen­er­ated so­cial me­dia ou­trage.

A mem­ber of Ortho­dox Jewish Com­mu­nity took to Twit­ter to de­scribe it as ‘Not right.’ The two men in­volved in the in­ci­dent were re­turn­ing from a WWII re-en­act­ment event in Sad­dle­worth, Greater Manch­ester.

Speak­ing af­ter­wards, a po­lice spokesper­son says: ‘A tweet was posted on a GMP lo­cal so­cial me­dia ac­count on Sun­day 7 Au­gust 2016, which caused of­fence to a num­ber of peo­ple.

‘ This post was deleted as soon as were made aware of it and we apol­o­gise for its con­tent, as it was un­ac­cept­able. This mat­ter has been re­ferred to GMP’s Pro­fes­sional Stan­dards Branch.’

The Volk­swa­gen Kubel­wa­gen, also known as the Type 82, was de­signed by Fer­di­nand Porsche for mil­i­tary use. It de­rives its name from a short­en­ing of the Ger­man phrase ‘bucket seat car’.

Po­lice tweet was soon deleted from Twit­ter

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