STRANGE BUT TRUE
COUNCIL workers more used to dealing with a dumped sofa or shopping trolley were surprised to find an abandoned barge on an industrial estate pavement in the West Midlands, England, last week.
Sandwell council’s highways team sprang into action, tweeting: “Is anyone missing a barge? This one has been left in #Smethwick, our wardens are working to find the owner as we need to get this moved”.
The social media appeal and other investigations managed to track down the owner who has been ordered to get it shifted.