POLICE have launched an appeal to help trace a kind-hearted member of the public who helped during an incident near Slimbridge. 

Gloucestershire Police say the man loaned two jackets to a vulnerable suspected drug driver who had been driving “erratically” on the A38 on Thursday, March 14. 

The alleged drug driver stopped in a live lane of traffic close to the Slimbridge roundabout at around 5.40pm. 

An off-duty police officer stopped to check the man was okay and ensure he did not get back behind the wheel before an on-duty officer arrived to assist.

The coats were then handed over by the passer-by to help keep the man warm and safe.

Officers say they would like to return the two jackets back to the kind stranger. 

A police spokesperson said: “The suspected drug driver's health was subsequently checked over before he was taken into custody.

“He has now been released under investigation pending the outcome of a blood test.

“Officers would like to return the coats to the man they belonged to and pass on their thanks to him.

“If you are the person in question, please call 101 and quote incident 414 of March 14.”