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Do you think ice cream vans are evil?

Many feel summer in the UK is not complete without the jingle of an ice cream van shooting down a residential street and a crowd of excited children chasing behind it.

But are ice cream vans actually EVIL?

Yesterday, it was reported that a man had called the police to complain about the noise from a local ice cream van.

On The Wright Stuff this morning, Matthew Wright and his team of panellists debated the issue.

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Matthew stood firmly that ice cream vans were a big nuisance.

He joked: “Mr Whippy deserves a good thrashing!”

He explained: “They parked on street corners making life dangerous for pedestrians and kids. Some councils curb jingles and others prevent them from being parked outside schools.

Caller Melissa told Matthew and rower Victoria Thornley that her local ice cream van parked outside her house“I say take the £2.50 they make you spend on a Flake 99 and spend it on fruit.”

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Caller Melissa told Matthew and rower Victoria Thornley that her local ice cream van parked outside

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But Matthew’s panelists didn’t agree with his strong views.

Former footballer John Barnes said: “It’s not hot that often in this country so if children are eating sugar from the ice cream, it’s only on a rare occasion.”

Actress Judi Shekoni argued that ice cream vans were a British institution. She said: “I lived in America for a time and ice cream vans hold such strong British memories for me.”

The show took then took the debate to the phone lines.

Caller Melissa from Liverpool said she was being driven mad by ice creams vans, who parked outside her house 365 days a year.

She said: “They are there winter, spring and autumn. The jingle scares my cat.”

Oxford Mercedes Sprinter, Dimascio's Ice Cream Van , Modellauto, Ready-made, Oxford 1:43
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  • scale : 1:43
  • Type : Ready-made
  • Material : Metal / plastic
  • Brand : Mercedes
  • typ : Sprinter, Dimascios Ice Cream Van

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