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Top Gear April Fool’s prank takes Dutch motorists off road

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 2, 2013 | 1 min read

The Dutch National Police Service has been left red-faced after posting an April Fool’s Day warning that Top Gear producers were requisitioning a 20 mile stretch of the country’s main motorway linking Amsterdam with Utrecht today – to film a new show.

A message posted on the police website advised motorists to find alternative routes between the cities so that Clarkson and co could mount a new world speed record bid on a public road.

It was visible for over an hour until growing confusion amongst the populace prompted web editors to remove it.

A spokesman for the force told the Telegraph: “This is obviously not the intention. It was an action of a single colleague who did not think about the possible consequences.”

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