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Sunday 21 September 2014

Man takes wrong turn in rickshaw

Published 10/07/2014 | 16:18

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The Frenchman was returning to France, but took a wrong turning travelling on a rickshaw along the A27 near Lewes

A confused Frenchman looking to return home took a wrong turn on his rickshaw - and ended up travelling down a busy dual-carriageway.

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Motorists did double-takes as they spotted the man pedalling along this afternoon on the A27 near Lewes in East Sussex.

Realising he had made a mistake, he was seen at one point pulled over in the rain as cars and lorries sped past.

Sussex Police were alerted and officers who found him were told that he was seeking to return to his homeland via nearby Newhaven.

A police spokesman said: "At 1.45pm on Thursday 10 July a motorist told police that a man had been seen on the eastbound Lewes bypass, just east of the Kingston roundabout, pedalling a three-wheel trike.

"Local officers quickly found the man who was a French national seeking to return home via Newhaven.

"They advised him that it was dangerous to be on that stretch of road, especially during heavy rain, and escorted him safely to the other end of the bypass where he was able to take a safe cycle path connecting with the A26 to Newhaven and went on his way."

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