Cambridge motorists were left stranded recently as radio interference from a nearby army base left drivers with cars and tyres in working condition but unable to move.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, motorists in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, encountered problems after finding the locks of their cars parked on the village green refused to work.
With drivers left stranded, experts were called in to investigate the problem, which only affected those drivers using modern push-button ignitions and remote locking systems.
They soon found the source of the problem, with cars jammed by interference from a nearby army barracks, which created a Bermuda Triangle affect in the village.
Speaking to the newspaper, scientist Wojciech Piotrowski said: “A strong electrical interference source was radiating radio signals in one of the ultra-high frequency bands at the southern end of the Green.”
The problem was soon rectified, despite army officials denying any culpability.
The story represented a departure from the more common cases of vandalism on tyres in villages, that continues to prove a problem to drivers in the UK.
Posted by Danielle Barge