Pranksters blamed after lorry gets stuck in Cornish lane

Pranksters have been blamed for removing a road sign after a massive articulated lorry got stuck down a tiny village country lane.

Residents in the hamlet of Menna on the outskirts of St Dennis, near St Austell, had to find back roads to get in or out after a large lorry became trapped on a tiny road.

Eyewitness and local resident Derek Williams, who took pictures of the scene, said: “We had an unusual visitor last Friday when an articulated lorry found itself trapped down the steep, narrow country lane leading down to the hamlet.

A large articulated lorry was stuck in the village of Menna near St Dennis and had to be rescued – pranksters who removed the signs are to blame for the driver getting stuck

“Satnav was not to blame this time, misleading directions and a road sign mischievously moved by pranksters caused the driver to take a wrong turn.”

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The driver of the lorry was made to feel welcome by village residents who made sure he had enough to eat and drink and a place to sleep overnight while a tow truck was scrambled to Menna.

A large articulated lorry was stuck in the village of Menna near St Dennis and had to be rescued – pranksters who removed the signs have been blamed for the driver getting stuck

On Saturday, August 15, local people with the help of a recovery vehicle ensured the lorry reached the main road and the driver was able to continue to his destination.

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