Odd hornet like insect

Odd hornet like insect

Observation - Odd hornet like insect - UK and Ireland. Description: This was spotted in the car park of Countrywide in Chepstow. It was resting on an LPG tank and was there for at least ten minutes. It was about 1.5 inches long. I have no idea what it is and would be interested if anyone can identify it.

This was spotted in the car park of Countrywide in Chepstow. It was resting on an LPG tank and was there for at least ten minutes. It was about 1.5 inches long. I have no idea what it is and would be interested if anyone can identify it.