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    Posted: 22 Apr 14 at 1:13pm


http://m.chichester.co.uk/news/local/emsworth-drama-picture-slideshow-1-6014136

The press report says an 82 year old club member crashed into the club at 60-70 mph and has been arrested on arson charges after being taken to hospital with minor injuries...


http://m.chichester.co.uk/news/local/driver-82-arrested-after-car-smashes-into-emsworth-sailing-club-at-estimated-70mph-1-6013879

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I saw this on the BBC News. The 82 year old driver escaped unharmed but is believed to be a member of the sailing club.

The family living above in the flat escaped unharmed.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10779812/Pensioner-arrested-after-crashing-car-into-sailing-club-in-suspected-arson-attack.html

The above report claims driver had three attempts at driving the car into the wall and then poured petrol over car and building and set some flares off!

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A real shame for the club they had just had a major refurb and extension done.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kev M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 14 at 6:13pm
So in one report he is rescued from the vehicle without serious injury and in the other he gets out and starts the fire.

I smell a rat, or some dodgy journalism at the least.
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If he had, indeed, crashed into the building at around 70mph as described in the report, the car would no longer be recognisably car-shaped, and there's no way he would have been scampering around with flares and tins of petrol!

As is so often the case with eye-witness accounts of traffic accidents, 70mph would seem to be more like 15-20mph!
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Originally posted by ohFFsake

If he had, indeed, crashed into the building at around 70mph as described in the report, the car would no longer be recognisably car-shaped, and there's no way he would have been scampering around with flares and tins of petrol!
As is so often the case with eye-witness accounts of traffic accidents, 70mph would seem to be more like 15-20mph!

Don't forget that the car is a Volvo ;)
I agree that there is far to much of the car sticking out for it to be 70mph. Any thoughts on the reason why he would do something like that? I do feel sorry for both the club and the residents of the flat.
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Disgruntled with the new yardstick application I wonder?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote transient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 14 at 9:59am
Crikey. Looking at this guys history it certainly seems out of character if it was deliberate........He must have been in a desperately miserable place to resort to this. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

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Originally posted by iGRF

Disgruntled with the new yardstick application I wonder?

maybe his grand kid didn't make the squad and it was an RYA Team Volvo that he boosted?


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