UPDATED: A car has come to rest in a rather precarious position in Shanklin this morning (Thursday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are on scene at Hope Hill, where a Hyundai has shot forward and almost gone over the edge of a high wall leading down to Shanklin Seafront.

Island Echo understands nobody was in the vehicle at the time of the incident, which occurred at around 09:40.

Fire crews have secured the small hatchback with a large rope whilst a plan of action is put together.

Thankfully, no one has been injured in the incident.

Shanklin Seafront is currently closed to all traffic.

UPDATE – The vehicle, understood to be a hire car, has now been recovered by Stag Lane Motors.

The road has re-opened to traffic in both directions.

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