A motorcyclist gave the phrase "doggy bag" a new meaning this week, after stuffing his pet pooch into a backpack and driving off to catch the Woolwich ferry.

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The driver's canine companion can just about be seen poking his head out of the bag to greet the traffic behind.

We're not sure if this dog is really enjoying the ferry queue and fumes of Woolwich's roads.

Is he being paw-ly treated? Does the driver need to be collared? Or is he being unfairly hounded by the press?