West Yorkshire Police shamed a homeless couple living in a car after seizing their uninsured vehicle.
Officers from the Road Policing Unit tweeted a picture of a man and woman carrying their belongings away in Horbury Road, Wakefield, after seizing the car for being uninsured, with the hashtag '#luggagewalkofshame'.
The vehicle was confiscated by police yesterday.
The tweet, posted around lunchtime today, was met with replies from the public asking why officers were not helping the homeless couple.
Adam W (@AdmW_) said: "I do hope you can put them in touch with organisations that can help them in their challenging situation? Disappointed by tweet."
Ste Armstrong (@4brothersefc) said: "So now you've made them homeless? How funny! You should be ashamed of yourselves."
Another reply branded the tweet 'disgraceful'.
The tweet was removed from the Road Policing Unit Account (@WYP_RPU) three hours after it was posted.
However a second tweet about a driver living out of his car, tweeted shortly after the first, is still visible, with the hashtag '#carinsurancenothomeinsurance'.
West Yorkshire Police has issued an apology for the '#luggagewalkofshame' tweet.
A spokesman said: "We thank the Huddersfield Examiner for immediately bringing this matter to our attention. This is clearly an inappropriate tweet which we have immediately removed from our Twitter account, and we are looking into the circumstances as to why it has been posted.
"Regardless of any offences people have committed they still deserve their human dignity and we would apologise for the offence this has caused."
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