Van crashes through pub fence

A VAN ploughed through a village pub’s fence, ruining �1,000 of Christmas decorations during the wintry weather.

But it could have been much worse according to Ian Hartley, landlord of The Sun Inn, in Lemsford.

He was furious about a “lack of salt on the road” – despite the county council claiming it was gritted 14 times in the space of six days.

The smash, which involved a red Ford Transit van, happened at 11.20am on December 22, damaging the lights and part of the fence.

The road is classed as a ‘Priority One, Primary Road’ by Herts Highways – meaning it’s a precautionary salting route. A Herts Highways spokeswoman said gritters were out during the early hours on that day and residents could find out exactly where and when the workers had been out via

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