A VIDEO clip of a driver parking on the helipad at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton has been posted on the internet.

In it, the confused driver is seen stationary on the emergency use-only helipad before performing a U-turn and driving off onto the road - via a pedestrian footpath between vegetation at the site.

It was taken by consultant surgeon Paul Thorpe, who said: "I thought people might be interested to see the latest twist to the parking problems at Musgrove."

A spokesman for Musgrove said: “Parking on the helipad could place lives in danger.

“The helipad is used several times a week for air ambulances to bring the most seriously ill or injured patients to Musgrove.

“We are taking steps to avoid this happening again.”