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Foreign lorry stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford


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Residents were trapped in their homes when a lorry took a wrong turning – and got stuck all night.

The foreign-registered HGV shook houses in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford, and damaged front gardens as it rumbled past.

It got stuck at the end of the narrow road, where it stayed all night until police arrived this morning to help it turn round and escort it off the estate.

The foreign lorry which got stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford, trapping residents all night
The foreign lorry which got stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford, trapping residents all night

It arrived at 9.50pm and did not leave until just ater 8am.

The lorry cracked paving slabs on Jo Jakeman’s front path and went over their grass.

“We are not very happy,” said Mrs Jakeman. “I was in bed when the lorry came past and my son started screaming because the whole house shook.

“There was a big bang where the lorry must have mounted the kerb and come off again. We called the police and my husband, Ben, chased after the driver but did not get any joy.”

Jo Jakeman points out the damage to her front path caused by the foreign lorry which got stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford
Jo Jakeman points out the damage to her front path caused by the foreign lorry which got stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford

Mrs Jakeman said they had been trying to get the road made one-way since moving there in 2010.

“We had a council lorry damage our garden and front path,” she said. “There is a three-and-a-half ton weight limit here. The road is already warped.”

Mrs Jakeman lives with her husband, their three children Alfie, 11, Ellice, 10, and Danny, four, and her brother Henry Joulin.

The driver of the lorry which got stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford,
The driver of the lorry which got stuck in David Henderson Avenue, Repton Park, Ashford,

Neighbour Heidi Pullen and her husband Darren were in bed when they heard the lorry.

“We looked out of our window and saw it go across the gardens,” she said. “This is a dead end so it could not go any further and stayed all night. We have not had this happen before.”


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