A SMASHED-UP car has been wrapped in police tape on a busy Herefordshire road since the weekend.

The wrecked Citroen DS3 Racing remains on the side of the road on the A40 in Ross-on-Wye, near the St Mary's Garden Village.

It has emerged that the vehicle was involved in a crash at around 10.45pm on Sunday, June 30.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We received a call on 30 June around 10.45pm to report a single car road traffic collision on the A40 near St Marys Garden Village.

"Officers attended the incident and the owner is arranging recovery of the car and officers have put police tape on it so people know the police are aware.

"If the vehicles are off the road it is the responsibility of the owners to have them recovered through their insurance.

"Police will remove vehicles if asked to do so by the owners, but this will come with a cost."

Another badly damaged car, a Vauxhall Corsa, is on the side of the road close to the Citroen, and is also covered in police tape.

(Image: Bridie Adams)

The Corsa has been there since the beginning of last week, while the Citroen is understood to have crashed between Sunday and Monday morning (June 30 - July 1), meaning they are each from separate incidents.

The Corsa was blocking a lane on the Labels roundabout when it was first seen on June 24, but has since been moved onto the verge.

Drivers are met with the sight of both cars wrapped in police cordon tape on the bypass between the Labels roundabout and the Hildersley roundabout.


Both of the badly damaged cars remain unremoved as of 5.45pm on July 2.

They are well out of the way of oncoming traffic.

West Mercia Police are yet to provide an update on the Vauxhall Corsa.