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A fire engine stationed in Castlebay in the 1990s has been spotted in the south of England.

Looking slightly the worse for wear after three decades, the Mercedes fire engine, still in its original Highlands and Islands Fire Service livery, was seen in a field beside a pub in Crewkerne, Somerset.

It was parked up along with other classic cars. It was not immediately obvious whether it was still roadworthy. However, it is believed to have been restored several years ago.

However, according to the online Vehicle Enquiry Service, the L-registration fire engine dates back to 1994 and is now on a SORN (off the road) certificate.

It is listed on the checking tool as being manufactured in 1994 and first registered in February of that year. The 2874 cc diesel fire engine is also recorded as a two-axle rigid body with a revenue weight of 3900 kg.

The date of its last V5C (logbook) being issued is July 4, 2018. The V5C is proof of the vehicle's registered keeper that is updated when a vehicle changes hands. 

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