Severe traffic problems at Elton John concert in Exeter

Thousands were stuck in traffic waiting to get to the Elton John concert in Exeter Credit: PA

Some fans heading to see Sir Elton John in Exeter last night were left disappointed after getting stuck in traffic for up to four hours.

Some abandoned their cars and walked to Westpoint. Others gave up getting to the concert in time to see the star, who delayed the start of the show by 10 minutes.

Westpoint says customers wanting refunds need to contact the box office they purchased the tickets through

Credit: Harvey Platter

There was traffic chaos at the Clyst St Mary Roundabout at 6.30pm as motorists tried to get to the concert.

Traffic was gridlocked for hours before, during and after the concert Credit: Harvey Platter

When the company was inundated with requests for refunds from unhappy revellers, they had this to say:

Devon and Cornwall Police say the issue was due to the fact they were not told that the concert time had been moved forward.

Some gave up and abandoned their cars in favour of walking to the venue Credit: Harvey Platter