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Plan to lure critical Clarkson to see town's shared space

Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter used his speech at a school prizegiving evening to take a friendly 'pop' at Jeremy Clarkson.

Top Gear host Clarkson has been critical of of Ashford's shared space traffic scheme, warning about pedestrians being killed in a "dance of death".

Cllr Carter took to the podium at Norton Knatchbull school’s prizegiving not only to praise pupils’ achievements, but also to seize the opportunity to hit back at Clarkson's comments, which were made in his column in The Sun newspaper.

~ Someone is going to be killed, you idots - Clarkson >>>

He says he has a "cunning plan" to lure the TV star to the town to see the shared space scheme for himself.

Cllr Carter read aloud from the article, much to the amusement of the boys, many of whom are familiar with the outspoken presenter.

~ Audio: Listen to Cllr Carter talking to kmfm's Sarah Marshall about Clarkson and shared space >>>

For more on shared space, see the Kentish Express, on sale Thursday.

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