22.3 C
London
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Bumper Bashing in Belgravia

This week Belgravia morphed into the scene of some rather dramatic motoring escapades reports Matthew Steeples (and this time it’s nothing to do with the BBC’s ‘The Capture’)

Oh so genteel Belgravia is an area of London one would traditionally associate with dowager duchesses and ageing colonels. It is about to be brought to the viewing public’s attention in an ITV adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ eponymous period novel, but this week it also became the scene of several strange incidents involving motor cars.

 

On Wednesday, at the Sloane Square end of Cliveden Place, a Range Rover was dumped in the middle of the road at a rather odd angle. Its hazard lights were left flashing and it sported quite a bash to its bonnet. On Thursday afternoon (where were the parking wardens in the intervening period?), it remained. Nobody seemed to bat an eyelid apart from a mansion block resident who said to me: “Could it be a bomb?” I suggested she call 999 and within an hour, it was gone. The mystery of how it ended up dumped there remains to be solved.

 

Early evening Thursday, further along at the intersection of where Cliveden Place meets Eaton Square, I witnessed another curious motoring incident. Here, I spotted two police cars rammed into a BMW. Plainly there had been some kind of chase and though the officers of the law were loath to reveal the exact details, the two men in the vehicle were certainly getting an almighty grilling. They’d most certainly been ‘CAPTURED’ (excuse the pun).

 

The last time major drama here involving automobiles occurred in the neighbourhood was in 2019 in the BBC mini-series The Capture when Callum Turner was bundled out of a taxi in which he’d been kidnapped. He was forced into the bowels of an American security services safe house, but unlike the hoodlums yesterday later escaped.

 

Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes

Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes

Twitter: @SteepleTimes

 

Bumper Bashing in Belgravia – Car calamity in SW1 – This week Belgravia morphed into the scene of some rather dramatic motoring escapades reports Matthew Steeples (and this time it’s nothing to do with the BBC’s ‘The Capture’).
Another image of the ‘captured’ BMW.
Bumper Bashing in Belgravia – Car calamity in SW1 – This week Belgravia morphed into the scene of some rather dramatic motoring escapades reports Matthew Steeples (and this time it’s nothing to do with the BBC’s ‘The Capture’).
The ‘uncaptured’ Range Rover was eventually moved to a more suitably sedentary position (by forces unknown).
Bumper Bashing in Belgravia – Car calamity in SW1 – This week Belgravia morphed into the scene of some rather dramatic motoring escapades reports Matthew Steeples (and this time it’s nothing to do with the BBC’s ‘The Capture’).
Callum Turner pictured being escorted into the Eaton Square safe house in ‘The Capture.’

2 COMMENTS

Leave a Reply to Anonymous Cancel reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Beer is Very Good For You

Dutch scientist Professor Eric Claassen confirms a beer a day “would be very good for you” and suggests drinking such protects against insomnia, dementia and obesity.

An Eaton Mess

80 Eaton Square apartment for sale for £22.5 million in spite of needing complete renovation; it is listed at a price 25% cheaper than it was five years earlier through Chestertons.

Desmond Dropped

Ex-Daily Express owner Richard Desmond’s plans for a 1,500 apartment complex kicked out as Tory housing minister Robert Jenrick MP is shown to have “unlawfully approved” the proposed scheme.

Moron of the Moment – Darren Grimes

In threatening respected writer Peter Jukes with legal action, Darren Grimes yet again shows himself as nothing but a petulant pillock.

Mixed Up McGee

Dippy Debbie McGee yet again confirms her status as the ultimate airhead in boasting about her connections to ‘Randy Andy’ and is met with a denial from a royal source.

Could Mark Alexander be Innocent?

With humanitarian Terry Waite questioning the safety of the conviction of Mark Alexander for murdering his conman father Samuel, is it time that this curious case was reviewed?

Distraction Dom

Matthew Steeples suggests devious Dominic Cummings might actually be the best asset bungling Boris Johnson has got left; the king of distraction has made Jennifer Arcuri go away.

A Box Office Balls-up

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council’s decision to approve replacement for Kensington Odeon with a 63% smaller cinema is deservedly condemned as a “box office balls-up.”

A Magnum Muckup

Unilever ludicrously forced to “urgently” recall Magnum ice cream because it contains MILK. Health and safety busybodies at their finest.

Hero of the Hour – Adrian Chiles

BBC presenter Adrian Chiles’s delight in the simple pleasures of a pint in a park during lockdown reflects how so many feel.

Moron of the Moment – Larysa Switlyk

“Bitch of the first order” Larysa Switlyk takes to Instagram during the coronavirus lockdown to brag about her latest massacres; this moronic monster previously paid to shoot sheep in England.

Roy Clark’s Roller

‘I Never Picked Cotton’ singer Roy Clark’s Rolls-Royce heads to auction complete with suicide doors and emblazoned with his initials in gold leaf.

Lockdown Lunacy

Aleks Walker examines what famous folk have been doing at home during the coronavirus lockdown and identifies some quite bizarre examples.

Smiling Churchill and Scowling Edward

Rare photograph of Winston Churchill dining with Edward VIII to be sold as part of a sale on the eve of the 80th anniversary of him becoming Prime Minister. In a reversal of roles, it is the royal (nicknamed ‘Our Smiling Prince’) who is scowling whilst the future Prime Minister (nicknamed ‘Our Scowling PM’) smiles.

More Matters Marmalade – Part V

More Matters Marmalade – Part V – Guardian readers on marmalade – Letter penning ‘Guardian’ readers return to their favourite subject – marmalade. This time marmalade and tights.

Heroine of the Hour – Anne Diamond

Heroine of the Hour – Anne Diamond on Duchess of Sussex book – Anne Diamond is right to call out the Duchess of Sussex’s mint-making collaboration with Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s ‘Finding Freedom’ as annoying, daft and delusional.

Weather Now

London
clear sky
22.3 ° C
23.9 °
21.1 °
28 %
7.2kmh
0 %
Sat
21 °
Sun
22 °
Mon
21 °
Tue
25 °
Wed
25 °