Footballer Michael Owen finds car buried under tree


Plenty of us would love to find a £100,000+ Bentley underneath our Christmas tree this year. But for former England striker Michael Owen, the sight of his posh Bentley Continental parked underneath a fallen tree was anything but welcome.

Owen had parked the vehicle underneath a tree to shelter it from heavy snowfall, outside his home in Flintshire, North Wales. But the sheer weight of the snow caused an overhanging branch to collapse, leaving the tree leaning over onto the roof of Owen's car.

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Taking to Twitter after the incident, Owen said: "Not ideal at 5:30am when you've got a train to catch! Thought I was being clever sheltering my car from the snow!"

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Twitter community wasn't exactly sympathetic. "Times must be hard, no garage, no 4x4," commented one user, echoing the sentiments of many. "1st world problems," said another.

But the former striker, who played for Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid (on the rare occasions he wasn't injured) among others, wasn't the only person suffering travel delays this morning. A yellow warning for ice and snow on the roads is still in place for most of Wales and central parts of England, while temperatures on Monday night were the coldest of 2017 so far.

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