Bury St Edmunds: Lorry jammed in St Botolph’s Lane

A LORRY driver got himself into a tight squeeze when his articulated truck became jammed down a quiet lane.

The vehicle was heading for the Silver Spoon factory in Bury St Edmunds when the driver took a wrong turn off the A14 and headed through the town this morning.

But following directions from his satellite navigation system, the driver drove the wrong way up a one-way street and ended up trapped in St Botolph’s Lane in the historic part of the town around 11am today.

Police were called when the Romanian-registered lorry collided with a parked Renault Laguna at the top of the narrow, one-way street.

Luke Newton, 17, who lives in the lane, said: “I was in the garden then heard this loud bang.


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“It is always happening down here.

“People’s sat navs direct them down the one-way system.”

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The quiet lane was blocked for several hours as crews attempted to free the stricken truck.

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