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How's this for a super-cool easy rider? Retired caretaker Geoff Dickson has a mobility scooter that looks so much like a Harley-Davidson it even fools his local police force.

The 65-year-old rebel with a cause, who lives in Wells, Somerset, suffers from a degenerative paraplegic disorder that means he is unable to control his legs and has problems walking.

Geoff told the Western Daily Press: "I was told I had to get a mobility scooter so I went to a local store, but all I saw were pink things with baskets on the front – I really wasn't impressed.

"The woman in the shop asked me what I would be interested in so I told her I wanted something that would go off-road and that looked like a Harley-Davidson.

"Just because you are old and disabled doesn't mean you can't be cool too.

"They hunted around and showed me the one they had found. I got it last summer and it has really given me a new lease of life.

"Some people call me 'The Wells Angel' and that's fine – it's only rock 'n' roll but I like it."

And he told the newspaper how police have mistaken his fully legal £6,000 4mph scooter for a hog.

"I was driving along the pavement when a police car drove past me then quickly spun around and pulled over.

"When they got out the car one of them was nudging the other and they were laughing. "One of them said 'Sorry, brains over here thought you were riding a motorbike on the pavement.' Afterwards they just kept pushing each other and laughing."