Car smashed into newly built fence in Benfleet

Echo: Car smashed into newly built fence Car smashed into newly built fence

POLICE are trying to trace a motorist who drove from the scene of an accident after smashing into a newly put up fence.

The homeowner in Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, was left reeling after a concrete post was snapped in half and three panels damaged on the fence put up just a day earlier.

The smash happened just before 1.30pm on Sunday, April 12, when a blue Ford Fiesta hit the fence then failed to stop.

Investigating officer Rob Bray said: "A witness has reported hearing a loud bang and has then seen a blue, older style, Ford Fiesta driving off through the Womens’ Royal Voluntary Service car park after hitting the fence.

"Three panels were damaged and the force of the impact was enough to snap one of the concrete posts in half. The fence had only just been put up the day before so this has been particularly unfortunate for the householder.”

Anyone with information about the incident can call PC Bray at Laindon Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.555 111.

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6:18pm Sat 19 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Oh Diddems...
Oh Diddems... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -18

6:20pm Sat 19 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

a couple of shandy's too many....
a couple of shandy's too many.... pembury53
  • Score: -9

6:54pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Not good...
Not good... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -4

8:06pm Sat 19 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

why does it matter if it was a newly built fence or not..is it mean't to be the highlight of the story..?
why does it matter if it was a newly built fence or not..is it mean't to be the highlight of the story..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -2

8:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Oh Diddems...
A hand shandy while driving probably
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Oh Diddems...[/p][/quote]A hand shandy while driving probably Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Nelly99 says...

A shame he didn't wait another day then the motorist would have ended up in the garden. Mind you...Blue Ford Fiesta? Says it all.
A shame he didn't wait another day then the motorist would have ended up in the garden. Mind you...Blue Ford Fiesta? Says it all. Nelly99
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Sun 20 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

The police are Corrupt - f5ck em wrote:
Who even cares. Apart from the homeowner.
fair comment...
[quote][p][bold]The police are Corrupt - f5ck em[/bold] wrote: Who even cares. Apart from the homeowner.[/p][/quote]fair comment... pembury53
  • Score: -1

9:59pm Sun 20 Apr 14

LoopyLou88 says...

slow day for news ?
slow day for news ? LoopyLou88
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