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Cops blow up tourist’s broken down car

A tourist whose Ford Mondeo broke down on a visit to London has returned to his vehicle to find it blown up by police.

Nima Hosseini Razi’s dark-blue Ford Mondeo broke down near the House of Commons and Westminister Abbey, and he was forced to leave it there with a note saying: “This car is broken.

I am just waiting for the AA to arrive. Please do not fine! Thank you, yours sincerely”.

The University of Wales student – who was in the English capital on a 24-hour trip – then decided to kill time by visiting nearby Buckingham Palace.

While he was gone, police spotted the car and deciding it was a security risk to the nearby Houses of Parliament and subsequently evacuated the area so they could carry out a controlled explosion.

When Mr Razi returned from his sightseeing trip, he found swarms of police officers scouring the remains of his mangled car. And to add insult to injury – a traffic warden arrived on the scene and issued him a ticket, after being alerted by the police.