London SE1 community website

'UFO' lands in Potters Fields Park

London SE1 website team

A strange crater appeared in Potters Fields Park on Saturday as part of the launch of Vauxhall's new Insignia car range.

'UFO' lands in Potters Fields Park
'UFO' lands in Potters Fields Park
'UFO' lands in Potters Fields Park

The large object had 'landed' on the grass next to City Hall and was emitting smoke and a strange noise.

Men in dark glasses were guarding the crash site and refusing to explain to passers-by what was happening.

Potters Fields Park has been hired for a stunt to promote the launch of the Vauxhall Insignia car (sold under the Opel brand outside the UK).

The new cars will be unveiled in the park on Monday.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
This article on a map
Map
February at a glance
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.