Lamppost smash claims denied

The bent lamppost.
The bent lamppost.
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COUNCIL officers have denied a Morpeth lamppost has fallen victim to traffic light mayhem.

Coun David Towns told a public meeting last week that a lamppost outside Louis Johnson in Bridge Street had been hit by a vehicle negotiating the tight turn at the Telford Bridge junction shortly after the lights were installed.

However, a highways officer dismissed the claims, saying the post was removed deliberately for electrical testing.