A mystery car which has been parked up amidst the hustle and bustle of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival has been fenced off by puzzled security staff.

The Ford Focus, featuring a parking pass issued to Kirklees councillors, has been left in an odd spot near to the railway station entrance, near dozens of stalls for the festival, which started on Thursday.

It is believed the Focus was left there several days ago.

The windscreen has a parking pass which says: “Elected member. Valid in all Kirklees pay & display areas and residential permit parking zones all days at all times.”

It is now hemmed in by temporary security barriers and three large yellow skips all set for the popular food festival.

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Anyone peering through the windows will see piles of Kirklees Council papers, including a copy of the Draft Local Plan – Green Belt Review and Outcomes Report, dated November 2015.

There’s also a big pile of leaflets plugging Labour members for the Dalton ward. In the passenger footwell there are council agenda papers and a folder containing other papers.

To complete the disorganised and messy scene, there’s a red brolly, a pair of wellies, a red scarf, two Sainsbury’s carrier bags, some discarded receipts and a Turbo Technologies file.

A source told the Examiner that a councillor was believed to have parked the car and gone away on holiday.

Kirklees Council refused to shed any light on the matter and a spokesman declined to comment.