Lorry gets stuck under shop canopy

Lorry stuck under shop canopy in Wick Street, Littlehampton

Lorry stuck under shop canopy in Wick Street, Littlehampton

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A lorry making a deliver to a sofa shop in Wick Street, Littlehampton has been lodged under a canopy since Monday (February 1).

The acting manager of Sofa Bed Heaven, Ian Firth, said the driver misjudged the height of the canopy when making a delivery.

Lorry stuck under shop canopy in Wick Street, Littlehampton

Lorry stuck under shop canopy in Wick Street, Littlehampton

Now a specialist team has been brought onto the site today (Friday, February 5) to carefully release the lorry after asbestos was found, according to the shop.

He said: “We have this company from Poland that delivers sofas to us and this container lorry came with sofa beds.

“We tried to get the lorry to reverse in, but the driver decided to drive in front first and misjudged the canopy and got stuck.

“This used to be a garage and we’ve got petrol banks underneath the floor and they found some asbestos.

Lorry stuck under shop canopy in Wick Street, Littlehampton

Lorry stuck under shop canopy in Wick Street, Littlehampton

“So a specialist team are here today to cut around the lorry so it can drive out.”

Mr Firth said the shop is fine, but he is worried the sight of the lorry has affected sales this week.

“We’re just angry,” he added.

Sofa Bed Heaven is still open for business.

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