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Pub-goer returns to find van covered in slurry

A man who reportedly parked his Transit van at a farm entrance whilst he went to a pub had his vehicle covered in slurry in recent days.

The Scottish Sun reports that the vehicle blocked tractors and slurry tankers that were operating at the time.

According to the publication, the farmer contacted the local public house to track down the van owner.

“But when he failed to show, they emptied their load over it,” the publication states.

The farmer told the newspaper: “On this occasion, it was pretty obstructive. The entry is only about 10ft wide, and the slurry tankers could not turn in.”

“Apparently, the lads doing the spreading contacted the pub and warned them, but the van owner later claimed he did not recognise his own registration number when they called it out.”

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“He did not realise he was blocking the entrance to the field. So, he came back to find his van covered. He admitted he was totally in the wrong.”

“They hosed his van down, and everyone had a laugh. Then they went back to the pub. He put money behind the bar and bought the lads a drink.”

Farmer uses telehandler to remove a car

The news comes just weeks after a farmer used a telescopic handler to remove a car that reportedly had been left in front of a gateway on private land over the weekend.

The incident involving the Kramer telescopic load and Vauxhall saloon car occurred on Saturday, June 5th, 2021, near Barnard Castle, County Durham.

A man filming the incident on his mobile can be seen kicking the telehandler’s side and encouraging the farmer to remove the vehicle. The telescopic handler pushes the car before lifting it off the ground and flipping it onto its side at the farm entrance.

Police attended the scene of the incident at the UK-based farm.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said:

“We were alerted to reports of an incident at a farm in the Teesdale area shortly after 5.45 pm on June 5th.”

“Officers attended the scene, and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

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