Council bills dead rider

Unthinking officials sent a bill to a dad who died after being knocked off his bike – for the damage his crash caused to a bollard and road barrier.

Reports in Manchester’s Metro News say Stephen Leeming, 36, died on this way to work last July after a novice driver crashed into him.

Three letters requesting more than £300 for the damage have since arrived at the home he shared with his young family.

Manchester council says it was an ‘unfortunate situation’ caused by the fact that two different sections of the council had been dealing with the matter.

More on this in Wednesday August 3’s MCN.

Manchester Metro News website: HERE

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff