Demolition blues

A case which some might see as adding insult to injury is on its way to the High Court. Roger Daniel of Oxford was given a seven-day ultimatum by South Shropshire District Council to make a house he owned in Ludlow safe. When he failed to meet the deadline the council moved in and demolished the property. Now it is taking Daniel to the High Court and suing him for £90,056 – the cost of the demolition work.