Mobility scooter stopped on A27 near Shoreham in Sussex

An elderly man on his way to the bank on a mobility scooter had to be rescued after he ended up on a busy trunk road.

Sussex Police said the man "caused a bit of a flap" when he was spotted by motorists on the A27 near the Shoreham flyover at 1020 BST.

A van driver pulled up behind the man and followed with hazard lights until police arrived.

A police spokesman said: "Fortunately, the police vehicle was large enough to load up man and scooter.

"He was dropped off at his bank with a few words of advice about staying off main roads."

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