Owner returns to car in central London to find it blown up by police
A tourist who wanted to pay a visit to Buckingham Palace got a bit of a shock when he returned to his illegally parked car near the Houses of Parliament.Anti-terrorist police had to evacuate Parliament Square and carry out a controlled explosion on Nima Hosseini Razi's dark blue Ford Mondeo after he abandoned it just yards from the House of Commons and Westminster Abbey.
Mr Razi was forced to park the vehicle in Story's Gate, near to the Supreme Court and the Elizabeth II Conference Centre, after it broke down.
While waiting for help the tourist decided to kill some time with a stroll round Buckingham Palace.
He left the car with a note on the windscreen pleading with traffic wardens not to give him a ticket.
On returning to the destroyed vehicle he said:
"i noticed that all my windows were smashed. They [anti-terror police] explained to me that they had to use the explosives to get access to the suspicious car".
The car was eventually towed away, but not before a local traffic warden issued Mr Razi with a ticket.