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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Lorry brings centre of north Cumbrian village to standstill

An articulated lorry brought The Square at Dalston near Carlisle to a standstill on Saturday morning.

Dalston lorry photo
The lorry blocked in cars

The vehicle, belonging to the Austrian transport firm LKW Augustin, parked around 10am, blocking in cars and preventing deliveries to the Blue Bell pub.

The lorry itself soon became hemmed in by parked cars and was unable to move.

Dalston councillor Trevor Allison arrived and tried to talk to the driver who remained in his cab.

The police were called and the truck was eventually freed and left around 12.50pm.

Eyewitness Carol Douglas, who lives in The Square, said: “There was a huge lorry right the way across blocking 10 or 12 cars in. Thank goodness it was a one-off incident.

“It was quite amusing but it wouldn’t have been funny if the emergency services had needed access.”

The News & Star attempted to contact LKW Augustin’s head office in Strasswalchen, Austria, only to be met by an answering machine.

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