MYSTERY surrounds an overturned car left abandoned in an Evesham river.

Emergency services rushed to an overturned car stuck in the River Avon last night (Sunday).

However, upon arrival, no one appeared to be around the vehicle.

The car was found completely submerged in the river, wheel side up, at the end of Boat Lane.

Three fire crews, police, ambulance, and boat rescue vehicles had arrived at the scene just before midnight yesterday (Sunday).

One man has been taken into custody at Worcester Police Station and is helping officers with enquiries.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to a report of a vehicle submerged into the river on Boat Lane, Evesham, on Sunday, July 2, at around 11.55pm.

"No one was injured.

"One man has been taken into custody at Worcester police station and is helping with enquiries."

A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: "Three crews – one each from Evesham, Broadway and Pershore Fire Stations – plus the water first responder team from Redditch and water rescue vehicles from Evesham and Worcester were called at 00:06 on 3 July to a rescue from water at Boat Lane, Evesham.

"A vehicle was submerged in water and was located beneath the surface, wheel side up.

"No persons were found and the incident was left with police who had also attended along with the ambulance service.

"There were no casualties and the incident was marked as pending closure at 2.17am.