Bollards go up underneath police car leaving it stranded in city centre



A police car became stranded when officers parked their patrol vehicle over two city centre bollards – which then automatically went up.

One eyewitness said he heard a ‘loud bang’ when the incident occurred, and that the two police officers were left baffled by what had happened.

Street salesman Saul Webster, aged 23, filmed a video of the white Peugeot 308 being hoisted into the air in the middle of Leeds.

The footage has been shared nearly 7,000 times on Facebook, where people have been making jokes about the officers’ predicament.

Beth Richards quipped: “You can’t park there sir.”

Jo Bailey Taggart asked: “And who is gonna give him a ticket?”

Simon Butler added: “Good to see the Police are on top of things here in Leeds.”

James Guilfoyle said: “Change the oil while it’s up there.”

Saul said: “I heard a loud bang but couldn’t see anything because there was a police van in front of the car but when that moved, I saw the car.

“Everyone was shouting and screaming and them.

“When they pulled up, the bollards lifted and the car was stuck.”

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A police vehicle was lifted by an automatic bollard while on patrol in Kirkgate in Leeds city centre at about 2.30pm on Friday. The vehicle was recovered to be inspected for any damage.”

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