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Residents left shocked after wall is destroyed

Malvern Editorial 20th Feb, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A STUNNED couple from a village near Ledbury have spoken of their shock after a driver knocked down the wall outside their home in the early hours of the morning.

Carol and John Meredith were woken on Friday (February 14) by a loud rumbling noise at their home at Dyke House Lane in Bromsberrow Heath just before 7am.

Initially fearing a chimney stack had fallen onto their roof, the pair were stunned to find their wall totally destroyed and pieces of it lying in the road. But a driver or the car responsible was nowhere to be seen when they came downstairs.

As well as the front wall, the Dyke House lane sign was also knocked down and dragged from its position.

Mr Meredith helped clear the mess up and discovered noticeable tyre marks on parts of the demolished wall.

The couple, who also run a part-time Post Office shop on the road, told the Observer they were currently talking to their insurance provider to see what could be done about replacing the wall.

Mrs Meredith said: “It was quite a wake-up call. It’s obviously quite upsetting when something like this happens and it came as a rather big shock to us. But we’re just glad it was the wall and not the chimney.

“When we came out there were lots of people outside walking their dog or like us had been woken by the noise. They looked quite shocked as well.

“I’m not sure if there are any witnesses because if they were I think someone would have told us by now and it was really dark at the time.”

Police officers from Gloucestershire Police and Gloucestershire Highways also attended the incident helping to remove the broken wall off the road and took photos of the area.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Gloucestershire Police on the non-emergency number 101.

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