POLICE were left baffled by the actions of a man who was allegedly drinking in a car "whilst entertaining his lady friend".

Officers received a report of a driver drinking in a car off St Helens Road in Bolton yesterday, Saturday.

Police arrived and a man was subsequently arrested.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Whatever made the driver of the Corsa think that drinking in the car, whilst entertaining his lady friend, was a good idea I will never know.

"Thanks to a observant member of the public the driver was detained just off St Helens Road, Bolton."