Judge Anthony King fined the company £11,000 and ordered it to pay £20,000 costs and a £15 victims’ surcharge.That’s a huge sum. No wonder Mr Marshall wasn’t too happy…
After Friday’s sentencing hearing, Mr Marshall said the garden centre welcomed more than 300,000 customers a year and had recorded just three accidents in a decade, compared with 23 accidents in the past year at the council’s Abingdon headquarters.I wonder how much the council got fined?
Of course, why would they worry anyway? It’s not their money, is it?
A comment on the original story produced this gem:
'Utter madness - especially the judge and moreover the cretans that infest the Vale council.'
A plethora of Minoans in the Abingdon offices? Bull-dancers in the Council chamber? Or perhaps the answer lies in the Cretan paradox:
Epimenides the Cretan says, 'All Cretans are liars'. Discuss."
Lol! I do so love the comments in local papers... :)
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