A lollipop man has been suspended after claims he stopped a fire engine on its way to a 999 call so children could continue crossing the road.
It's claimed the emergency vehicle was on its way to put out a bonfire that had got out of control when the man repeatedly blocked the emergency vehicle by allowing schoolchildren to cross its path.
Luton Council has suspended the man and launched an investigation into the incident, which happened as children were leaving William Austin Junior School in Bedfordshire for the day on April 13.
The council said it is trying to track down CCTV footage to get to the bottom of the incident. Jacqui Brittain told Luton News she saw the fire engine coming down her road, with its lights on, from her bedroom window.
A spokesman for the council said the man would be suspended while an investigation into the incident was carried out.