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Scrap lorry crash leaves Boston boat yard with £30k bill for damage

By Boston Target  |  Posted: September 05, 2012

Geordie’s Boat Yard

CONTAINER SPILL: Geordie's Boat Yard is facing a £30,000 cleaning bill to rectify the damage caused by a container full of scrap falling on the forecourt.

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A BOSTON boat yard is facing a £30,000 bill to rectify damage caused by a scrap lorry losing its load.

David Bull of Geordie's Boat Yard, Langrick Bridge stood in disbelief as he witnessed a container full of scrap fall off a lorry and onto his forecourt.

David said: "It has taken most of the weekend to clear the site and we are currently receiving quotes and estimates as we have been told that there is not enough evidence to prove that the load was unsecured.

"We will have to replace the open sign and stand, re-build the garage wall, suffer loss of earnings, take on the write-off costs to two boats and damage to a third boat."

David said that although the scrap had been removed from the forecourt no effort has been made to assist in the clear up or apology issued.

He added: "I am very surprised no action has been taken against the driver and am disgusted that the company hasn't even apologised for the incident."

A spokesman from Lincolnshire Police has stated that the incident is still open and being investigated further.

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