AN abandoned car, which is partly parked on a speed bump, is causing a stir amongst residents - but the council and DVLA say there’s nothing they can do.

Susan Ettridge, who has lived on Blanquettes Avenue, Worcester, for nearly 14 years, said the mysterious silver Ford Fiesta has been dumped outside her house for six months.

“It’s a nuisance. All the neighbours are talking about it,” she said. “It’s not blocking the drive as such, it’s behind our drive on the opposite side road, half on the pavement on the opposite side of the road, and the rear half of the car is on a speed bump.

“It’s difficult to reverse out of the drive because it’s there.”

Mrs Ettridge, a full-time mum-of-three, said several months ago a neighbour saw someone going into the car but it “hasn’t moved for six months” since.

She said while the tyres have gone down, the car is otherwise in good condition and a scarf and jumper are on the back seat.

Last month, 78-year-old Sunnyside Road resident Elizabeth Taylor contacted us regarding a similar problem with an abandoned Citroën Picasso which had been there since May.

Within a week of an article being published, Mrs Taylor said the car was removed.

“About five days after, a yellow clamp was fitted along with two notices, and then it was gone,” she said. “Hurray! I won’t have to decorate it for Christmas.”

However, a spokesman for the DVLA said the car is taxed until June 1, 2018 and so will not be picked up by its regular sweeps for untaxed vehicles, unlike the Picasso.

He said: “We are only able to take enforcement action, such as clamping, on untaxed vehicles. Abandoned vehicles are nothing to do with us. It’s a matter for the council.”

A spokesman for the city council said no report had been received regarding the car, and that if it is taxed with a named keeper and not parked illegally, there is nothing it can do.