Driver arrested after one lane of traffic blocked by £250,000 Lamborghini Countach
A man has been arrested after a Lamborghini Countach worth £250,000 was abandoned on Tower Bridge on Wednesday night
The unidentified motorist left the vehicle on the bridge at about 6.30pm on Wednesday night after running out of petrol.
After tracing him via his licence plate, police discovered he was wanted on warrant for harassment, and he was arrested in the City of London. He was later bailed.
The car remained on Tower Bridge on Thursday, but transport officials were preparing to remove it.
DVLA records show that the licence plate of the vehicle – 69 AE – is registered to a black Land Rover, but police said after investigating that there was no irregularity involving the car’s registation.
A Transport for London spokesman had earlier posted a picture of the white vehicle on Twitter, asking: “Tower Bridge N/B there’s a lane blocked due to an abandoned car….. Anyone missing theirs?”
One Twitter remarked that “If you could afford one of those you would think to remember where it was”, while another suggested the owner could have had a “Wolf of Wall Street moment”.
Police said in a statement: “Police were made aware of a white Lamborghini car stationary on Tower Bridge.
“The car had run out of petrol on the bridge at 6.30pm on 8 October.
“City of London police attended and discovered the driver was wanted on warrant for harassment – he was arrested and taken to an east London police station where he was passed into the custody of the Metropolitan Police. He remains in custody.
“The vehicle remains there and is not causing an obstruction. Officers continue to monitor the situation.”