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Driver in London takes wrong turn and parks on flight of steps

Screenshot 2017-02-14 15.28.30A driver in central London lost his bearings and made a wrong turn which left him parked on a flight of steps early on Sunday. The driver got his black Toyota stuck on the steps at Broadgate Circle near the city’s Liverpool Street Railway Terminus.

Confirming the incident, a police spokesperson for the City of London told reporters that officers had attended the scene of the incident at 02:20. He explained that the officers found the car parked and hanging over the flight of steps and a driver who seemed somewhat disorientated.

The spokesperson carried on by saying officers had breathalysed the as yet unnamed male but the result was negative. He finished off by saying officers did not arrest the driver although he had been given a warning for driving without due care and would be dealt with at a later date.

Police cordoned off the Toyota and the tape remained in place until the vehicle was rescued 12 hours later. The strange sight of a car parked up on steps with its front end aimed down into Broadgate Circle was a magnetic draw for passers-by on Sunday.

Many took to social media to express their astonishment. One tweeter, Molly Clifton, asked rhetorically ‘‘Wrong turn?’ while another noted that maybe the motorist was trying to find a quicker way to get to Liverpool Street Station.

Also on Twitter, Rose McConaghy drolly posted that steps did not really seem like the greatest place to park a car. Others asked whether the owner was a Uber driver who had not set the car’s GPS correctly. Uber has since stated they have checked the registration number and it does not belong to one of their drivers.

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