'DISRESPECTFUL' - that is what a driver has been labelled after parking their BMW on a war memorial.

A resident in Severn Stoke, near Malvern, was shocked to see the white car parked across the village's First World War memorial obelisk on Friday (January 13).

Berny Male, who is a Royal British Legion member, said he spoke to the driver who claimed he was forced to park there because of flooding in the area.

The memorial is at the junction of Ham Lane and the A38 in Severn Stoke.

Mr Male said that parking on the memorial was "incredibly disrespectful".

"I live opposite the memorial and I woke up on Friday thinking to myself that the car seemed to be quite close to the memorial.

"On closer inspection, I could see it was actually on the memorial itself which is incredibly disrespectful.

"My father and I are both members of the Royal British Legion.

"I went out to grab the picture and I came across the driver who said he had parked there due to the flood water rising in the area.

"He did apologise and tried to shake my hand but I just couldn't do it as I felt it would be accepting what had happened when it is just plain wrong."