Car abandoned in Charvil fordBy Jon Nurse
September 25, 2012
A deserted car was rescued from the Lands End ford in Charvil in the early hours of this morning.
Water covered the bonnet of a silver Citroen Saxo as it was stranded in the ford after the water rose to be more than three feet deep following a weekend of torrential rain.
Crews from Wokingham, Wokingham Road and Whitley Wood fire stations together with a water rescue unit from Caversham Road joined police at the ford at just after 1.30am this morning.
A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said: "It appears the driver misjudged the depth of the ford and left it there."
Nobody was in the car and the passenger door was open when the crews arrived, who attended the scene for 45 minutes.