South Wales Police have responded to a post circulating on social media of one of their vehicles parked in a disabled bay at a McDonald's restaurant saying officers were in the middle of taking a vulnerable woman to hospital.
A member of the public posted a photograph criticising the officers for parking in the disabled bay and allegedly jumping the queue in the fast food restaurant in Merthyr Tydfil.
But, the force has since explained that officers had attended a call relating to a vulnerable woman who was on a bridge on the Heads of the Valleys Road.
Once the incident had been resolved, the woman was being taken to hospital and asked for a hot drink to warm up.
While some criticised the police for using the disabled bay, others have commended the officers for bringing the woman to safety.