21/11/2014

Mini Cooper Left Parked On Tramline 'Lifted' Out Of The Way

A Mini Cooper left parked on double-yellow lines and blocking a tramline, had to be "lifted" out of the way after a 20 minute "stand-off".

It is understood the car was parked blocking tramlines near Nottingham Trent University for more than 20 minutes. It was assumed that the owner was likely to be nearby, however, despite the tram driver loudly sounding his horn, no one returned to the car.

After about twenty minutes a second tram arrived behind the first.

According to reports, a group of bystanders intervened and lifted the Mini Cooper off the tramline and onto the pavement. The incident caused ongoing delays on the tramline service.

When the driver eventually returned to her car it was revealed that she had been in a nearby coffee shop.

The female driver was issued a penalty charge notice.

(MH/JP)

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