Police have appealed for information after an image purportedly showing a person ‘car surfing’ went viral on Facebook.
The image apparently shows a person on the roof of a car travelling on the A469 Llanbradach bypass.
Gwent Police have condemned the behaviour as “reckless” and is urging people to come forward if they witnessed the dangerous act.
Area Support Unit Sergeant, Rob Ball explains: “Whilst Gwent Police have not received any recent reports of this kind, we have today been made aware of these images in circulation, believed to have been taken this week on the A469 between Ystrad Mynach and Llanbradach.
“I’d encourage anyone that witnessed or witnesses this type of behaviour on the road to contact the police immediately.
“Not only is the driver and person on top of the vehicle putting their own lives at risk, they are also putting the lives at risk of other innocent, motorists using the road.
“This is reckless behaviour of the driver who has responsibility for their vehicle and passengers – illegal driving on our roads will not be tolerated. There are a number of offences committed by both driver and the person on the roof, including dangerous driving and holding onto a vehicle whilst moving. We will be taking this seriously and we will be investigating.
“The consequences to this sort of behaviour could be devastating and I’m surprised that no one was injured. I’d like to remind dangerous drivers that if you were to cause a fatality on the roads, if prosecuted for death by dangerous driving, you could expect a custodial sentence up to 14 years.
“I’d like to appeal to anyone with any information on this or anyone who may have dash-cam footage of this incident to please get in touch with Gwent Police on 101. You can also send a direct message to our Gwent Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages.”