County Durham Farmer Forklifts car blocking his gate

An angry farmer used a forklift to get rid of a car blocking his gate.

County Durham Farmer Forklifts car blocking his gate. All the driver could do was watch on as his car was rolled into the road. He had apparently left it there after crashing it. The forklift rammed the rear of the Vauxhall Corsa and the spikes tossed the small hatchback into the air before it ended up in the road on it’s side.

The shirtless driver kicked the cab of the forklift angrily while filming the incident on his mobile phone. The argument happened on Saturday afternoon near Low Force Waterfall, on the River Tees, which is 20 miles outside of Barnard Castle, County Durham. Young people use the waterfall on hot days however local residents complain that the visitors are “driving them mad” by speeding and starting fires.

In a statement Durham Constabulary said “We were alerted to reports of an incident at a farm in the Teesdale area shortly after 5.45pm on June 5. Officers attended the scene and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.” It is believed that no arrests have been made. Elliott Johnson posted the video to Snapchat saying “I’m glad it was just a courtesy car”.

His friend, Charlie Finnerty, claimed that Johnson “crashed it and put it there”. After dumping the car in the road the farmer swung his machine round and hit Mr Johnson with the fork spikes, knocking him to the ground.

In the video Johnson and friends can be heard laughing to police who attended the scene.

Friends of the farmer defended him on social media with Mark Nicholson saying “A lot more to this story, he’s a friend of a colleague, he’s been driven mad by these lot, starting fires, pushing walls over just to name a few things, not saying it’s right but they pushed him to the end of his tether.”


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