I shouldn’t have tempted fate by suggesting it was “flimsy” and that it
was only a matter of time
before a speeding motorist would demolish the Erith Cob as had happened to a similar statue in Scotland.
But I was wrong, it lost a leg due to the inattention of an Asda lorry’s driver.
Yesterday Bexley Council Leader Teresa O’Neill quietly announced that the two tonne horse is beyond repair.
The Leader has been in touch with the top brass at Asda and asked them to fix what they have wrecked. They are consulting their lawyers and she is hopeful of a satisfactory outcome.