Trespassers and skylights, UK edition

by Ted Frank on October 17, 2006

“Local taxpayers have been forced to foot a £380,000 bill for a council to adapt its properties after a trespasser fell through a skylight while retrieving a football.” (Stewart Payne, “£380,000 to protect trespassers”, Telegraph, Sep. 30) (h/t D.N.). Earlier: Sep. 25.

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1 nevins 10.17.06 at 7:21 pm

His father, Graham, welcomed the enforcement order. “They have a duty to make their buildings safe and stop people from climbing up them.”

His father claims no personal responsibility for his son, nor assumes any shared responsibility on his part. He is merely a passive vessel for the ultimate of nanny state care. Said Mr. Wilkie, “If we didn’t have the government looking out for our best interest then who can we expect would? I nearly stepped out in front of a lorie yesterday and nearly got killed, where was a copper to save my sorry ass, that’s what I said”

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