Frenchman pedals rickshaw wrong way down busy road

A confused Frenchman was caught pedaling his rickshaw the wrong way down a busy dual-carriageway. Shocked motorist could not believe their eyes whenthey spotted the man pedaling 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: "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."