A BIKER from Taunton was surprised to see a police officer in uniform mopping the floor in a take away.

The motorcyclist, who has asked not to be named, says he was on his way home and spotted the officer cleaning the floor when he stopped off for a coffee.

He snapped a couple of photos of the lawman putting in a bit of elbow grease in a Costa outlet at the M5 services off Junction 27 at Sampford Peverell.

He said: "I couldn't believe it, but it was good to see him mucking in.

"I don't know whether he had spilt something or whether he was just being helpful.

"He did a good job though and cleaned up the 'grime scene'. But I doubt he'll give up the day job."