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  • "What a wretched situation for Ollie Beak to be stuck in. It just goes on and on without apparently any progress being made whatsoever. Does anybody in a position of authority really care? It rather seems not!

    What may we ask became of his plea for help to the Prime Minister which we were informed was passed to the Department of Transport almost a year ago?

    How many times have the police carried out random checks and apprehended miscreant speeding motorists along that stretch of road since they were challenged through these columns (by yours truly) to do so on 12 June last year?

    I am minded to think that the answers to the above two queries could well constitute some discomfiting reference material for a future Coroner to mull over whilst preparing to invoke the Rule 43 prerogative and ‘go to town’ on the recalcitrant authorities who persistently did nothing about this situation until the unthinkable eventually happened.

    God forbid it should come to that, but the writing is well and truly on the wall for all to see – however many times it gets knocked down!"
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Owen Allan, of Braintree, and his neighbours were woken at the crack of dawn by the crash.

Fuming pensioner demands action after 13th crash into property

Fuming pensioner demands action after 13th crash into property

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A fuming pensioner who installed bollards outside his bungalow after 12 cars crashed through his front gates is demanding action from the authorities following the thirteenth smash.

Owen Allan, 75, and his neighbours were left shocked when at the crack of dawn a Renault Clio ploughed through his reinforced concrete bollards, through his double iron gates, halfway up the garden, veered to the right and became impaled on the partition wall, crashing into his next door neighbour’s car, which also resulted in damage to further vehicles.

Halstead firefighters attended the scene at 3.59am on Saturday to make the area safe and check nobody was trapped in the wreckage.

See the BWT for the full story.

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