Lights, camera, action after lorry brings down Christmas display in March town centre

DAMAGE estimated at up to �2,000 has been caused by a lorry crossing an historic Fenland bridge.

DAMAGE estimated at up to �2,000 has been caused by a lorry crossing an historic Fenland bridge.

The damage was caused to the Christmas lights display in March by a lorry which crossed the town centre bridge.

Signs are in place warning of the 7.5 tonne weight limit but the lorry driver which caused the damage either didn’t see the signs or chose to ignore them.

Clive Lemmon, the town clerk, said a pedestrian narrowly avoided being hurt after the overhead lights were damaged.

CCTV cameras traced the owner of the lorry to a company in the north east but they refused to name the driver who was passing through March on January 7.

Police have now been asked to contact the firm and trading standards are also thought to be involved following the breach of the weight limit.

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Mr Lemmon said: “The cost of the display was around �1,500 but there is also the additional cost of paying for an electrician to make it safe.”

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