Published: 19:19, 08 May 2022
| Updated: 19:32, 08 May 2022
A car has become stuck on a notorious anti-terror bollard in Canterbury.
The Nissan X-Trail has been lifted into the air after its rear axle was impaled by the rising bollard.
It is the latest victim of the infamous system, which has now claimed the undercarriages of at least 80 cars since its inception.
The pop-up posts are intended to provide a ring of protection around the city centre against terror attacks.
They allow access only to certain motorists, including residents and traders.
Their installation in November 2020 – on the advice of anti-terror police and at a cost of £789,000 – proved contentious, with many questioning the need for such measures.
But a separate issue has arisen, with vehicles continually being impaled on the automated bollards, which are controlled via an intercom and camera system.
In the 16 months leading up to April, there were 79 such incidents – including at least one involving a police car – with the majority caused by tailgating drivers.