Car removed after falling into Tipton canal lock

Footage shows the car being lifted into the air and carried away

A car has been removed from a canal lock in Tipton after it was left floating on its side.

It was reported to the Canal and River Trust on Sunday (13 November) and a meeting with contractors was held today to establish the best way of removing it.

A Canal and River Trust spokesperson said that the land next to Factory Lock No 3 on the New Main Line Canal is industrial land, and they believe the vehicle may have been stolen and then driven into the water.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

The car was removed on Monday evening by crane at a cost of several thousand pounds.