Jon Kay in Thorney during the floods
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Builder fined £1000 for opening sluice on flooded Somerset levels

A builder who opened a sluice gate during the floods last winter on the Somerset levels has been fined £1000.

Lee Goddard was attempting to save his own property when he forced open a padlocked sluice gate, sending water downstream to the village of Thornley.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 22 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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