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Was this farmer in the right?

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Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
25 January 2013 07:40
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I feel it's a bit too much of an assumption to say that he was "obviously going to fast"



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There's a rather sad news article here where two separate cars driven by each parent of a family came off the road at the same spot (and one lost their life)
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


Durham Photographics is off-lineSilver Member
25 January 2013 08:57
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But that photograph of the lad was taken presumably the following day so how do you explain the fence still being un-repaired if the farmer was so concerned about his stock escaping?




As i wrote earlier.
Its possible that when the car was on the fence it was pressed down, so made getting over it very easy for the sheep.
When the car was removed the fence bounced back up enough to become a barrier again to stop the sheep.

Its the same if you come to a prickly bush or pieces of barbed wire, you will stand on them to push them down to make it easier to pass and as soon as you remove your foot they bounce back up again.


Tony Stephenson is off-line
25 January 2013 09:53
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As i wrote earlier. Its possible that when the car was on the fence it was pressed down, so made getting over it very easy for the sheep. When the car was removed the fence bounced back up enough to become a barrier again to stop the sheep. Its the same if you come to a prickly bush or pieces of barbed wire, you will stand on them to push them down to make it easier to pass and as soon as you remove your foot they bounce back up again.



Obviously a £50,000 Bentley wouldn't have pushed the fence down as he admitted he might have left it there!

Living in a rural area as I do, I know plenty of farmers who keep stock on their land and they all as far as I know, have temporary fencing which they can quickly errect to plug small gaps in such instances - indeed I was chatting to one only this morning who had read about the case and I won't repeat what he called him!!!

He knew exactly what he was doing and expects to get away with it.

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Durham Photographics is off-lineSilver Member
25 January 2013 10:07
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He knew exactly what he was doing and expects to get away with it.






And unfortunately he probably will get away with it.

As for the Bentley, that was what the paper said and not necessarily in the same context in which he said it (it might have been exactly what he said though).
He may have also looked at the price comparison. When it comes to £10,000 worth of sheep (made up figure for sake of argument) is it worth (cost effective) destroying a £2-3,000 worth of car? Possibly. Is it worth destroying £50,000 worth of car? Possibly not.


PeterB is off-lineGold Member
26 January 2013 11:52
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... and we wonder why the young are losing respect for the Police.



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