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Hired motorhome gets stuck on Padstow road

A driver of a hired motorhome was left red-faced after becoming stuck down a narrow, residential road in a north Cornwall fishing town.

The drama took place at Mill Road, Padstow late on Monday afternoon and onlookers believe it was due to a “satnav blunder”.

Photos of the motorhome show it wedged between buildings in a road clearly not suited for larger vehicles.

The road is just minutes from the town’s harbour.

One witness, a local delivery driver, saw the drama unfold.

He said: “Late this afternoon a German tourist got his hired motorhome stuck in Mill Road, one of the narrow lanes in Padstow.

“Quite how he got as far as he did is astonishing, why he kept going is a mystery.

“This is a classic ‘user error’ satnav blunder.

“The poor chap and his missus were in bits, it was impossible not to feel sorry for them, however, they will most certainly remember this visit to Cornwall for a very long time.”

Fortunately, the motorhome did manage to escape, but not without incident.

The delivery driver added: “They (after getting stuck) reversed up to the top of the lane and then, incredibly turned it around and tried to drive down to the Golden Lion.

“By this time the chap had burnt out the clutch, you could smell it from yards away. Oh dear.”

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