County news: Car used as makeshift polling station

A car was used as a makeshift polling station in Sompting. Picture by Adam Hodson SUS-160624-070951001
A car was used as a makeshift polling station in Sompting. Picture by Adam Hodson SUS-160624-070951001

Britain is waking up to a Brexit vote this morning – but residents at one polling station were nearly stopped from voting altogether.

The presiding officer at the polling station, in Sompting, West Sussex, reportedly could not gain access to the building and had to set up a makeshift facility in his car.

Adam Hodson, who captured the scene, said: “The presiding officer could not gain access to the building and set up a temporary polling station in the back of his car until he could gain access to the polling station.”

Sompting lies in Adur district, which voted to leave the European Union in Thursday’s referendum.

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