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A BMW parked on a road despite signs warning drivers to avoid the area due to road resurfacing has been pushed out of the way by workmen.

The unusual sight happened in Tywardreath, near St Austell, Cornwall when a road maintenance crew decided to take action.

They opted to move the vehicle which was causing an obstruction so they could continue with their work.

The workmen were forced to move the car when a note on the vehicle’s windscreen and a call on social media for the owner to move it went unheeded.

A resident caught the unusual operation in action as they pushed the car on to rollers before moving it out of their way.

The footage was posted on a community Facebook page and elicited a lot of reaction.

One person said: “I know they have to do the road, but I don’t think legally they are allowed to do that to someone’s car.”

While another replied: “Why? It’s on rollers. Won’t cause any damage to the car.”

Another person said: “They are apparently quite within rights to move it but they can’t get it towed off.

“This car has been left with a sign on the windscreen advising to move but unfortunately the person seems to have left it there for the last few days whilst they’ve gone off on the train.”

Others added: “That’s what you get for parking where it says NO PARKING.”

While another added: “For all we know, the person may have parked their car there before the signs were put up and, like someone has said, they’ve gone on the train.”