Brampton man appeals after hit-and-run driver knocks over wall

Rod Harris, surveys the damage to his front garden wall, at High Street, Brampton

Rod Harris, surveys the damage to his front garden wall, at High Street, Brampton - Credit: Archant

A Brampton man whose garden wall was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday night has appealed for the motorist to come forward.

Rod Harris, 80, of High Street, told The Hunts Post damage to the wall, which separated his front garden from a parking area at the former Collington’s Tea House, would cost thousands of pounds to be repair, as well as cost him his insurance excess and no claims bonus.

“It’s a sturdy wall and would have taken quite a hit to knock it down,” he said. “I didn’t hear anything and my neighbour across the street, who is normally up a bit later than me, said he hadn’t heard anything.

“It would have taken more than five people to knock it down but it wasn’t vandalism as I found a bit of plastic in the rubble which would have been part of a vehicle’s bumper.

“The speed limit is 30mph but I’m sure they must have been travelling faster to cause this much damage.”


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A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “If you see a car which is missing part of its bumper or looks like it has crashed into a wall then give the police a call.”

INFORMATION: Call Cambridgeshire police on 101 if you can help.

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