Man quizzed after dustcart drama

A MAN was being questioned last night after a dustcart was blocked into a cul-de-sac for two hours by a parked car.

Police were called to Elm Road in Kesgrave at around 12.30pm yesterday.

A man had parked a car in the middle of the cul-de-sac - trapping a dustcart in the road for over two hours.

Crowds of people gathered to watch the drama unfold and witnessed a man being led away by police officers.

It’s believed that the man had a grievance with Suffolk Coastal District Council for previously refusing him a planning permission application.

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A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “It was a crazy situation. Those poor binmen were stuck in the road for over two hours with nothing to do.

“The road was completely blocked and other cars were having difficulty getting through.

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“It’s normally a very quiet road. You don’t expect to see police officers milling about - it will be the talk of the street for ages.”

The vehicle was eventually removed at 2.30pm after police were able to trace a friend of the owner.

A spokesman for Suffolk Coastal Council said: “One of our refuse vehicles was blocked in a road after a man parked his car in a cul-de-sac, blocking in it.

“However, we were able to deploy a replacement vehicle so that the team could continue their collection and only lost an hour from their round.

“We are unaware of any grievance that may have inspired the incident.”

Suffolk police confirmed that a 49-year-old man had been arrested for failure to provide a breath test and obstruction of a highway.

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