Car hits Huntingdon town centre war memorial

Car v Huntingdon war memorial.

Car v Huntingdon war memorial. - Credit: Archant

A driver crashed into Huntingdon’s war memorial this week.

The vehicle became stuck on a post protecting the statue of the thinking soldier in Market Hill at about 11pm on Monday (December 29).

A police spokesman said officers attended and the driver was adamant they were able to get it unstuck.

The officers left after 20 minutes as a recovery vehicle was arranged to free the car, an Audi A4.

After 45 minutes, the Audi was removed.

It is thought that the car, which is said to have been travelling at about 5mph, slipped on ice and into the barrier.A woman who saw the car but asked not to be named said: “Someone in what was a nice Audi managed to hit the only obstacle in the town square – the war memorial!

“He was stuck in between the posts and it took a very dedicated recovery truck man several hours to dislodge it. It was amazing.”

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The stonework was not damaged in the incident.