February 10, 2012 12.18 pm This story is over 115 months old

M&S lorry stuck on Lincoln High Street

Road block: A delivery lorry blocked Lincoln’s High Street, causing problems for other vehicles and shoppers.

A delivery lorry got wedged on Lincoln High Street, after attempting to reverse into its loading bay.

The Marks & Spencer lorry was attempting to manoeuvre new stock into the shop’s loading bay, behind St Benedicts Square.

However, the lorry became firmly lodged between St Benedicts and Fat Face, causing blockages for other delivery vans accessing the High Street.

Pedestrians were only just able to navigate around the lorry, which was stuck for nearly four hours.

Lincolnshire Police monitored the situation, and another lorry cab was deployed to help “pull the lorry through” (pictured).

Driver Matt Worrall said: “We normally come past the left hand side of the church but the road was up near TSB so I tried reversing down the other side.

“It was a very awkward manoeuvre especially with people watching and in the end I just got wedged.”

The High Street is now clear after a second lorry cab was sent to offer assistance.

— Later update: An M&S spokesperson said: “The lorry partially blocking Lincoln High Street has now been cleared away and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

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