Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed

By Editor on 13/08/2018

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A building contractor has demolished five ongoing buildings whose construction he was supervising.

When police arrived the scene, he reportedly told them that he hadn’t been paid and that, that was why he did it.

The contractor, who was accused of using a digger to cause up to £4m of damage to a row of newly-built retirement homes, has appeared in court.

Daniel Neagu, 30, was charged with criminal damage after five McCarthy and Stone homes worth approximately £800,000 each were wrecked in Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

Neagu, who had performed work for the firm, did not enter a plea during the hearing at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court where he appeared via videolink from police cells on Monday.

Sitting on an estate still under construction, the homes in Ermine Street had external walls torn out, leaving debris littering their gardens. A turquoise digger stood beside the devastation.

McCarthy and Stone said owners were due to move into the unoccupied bungalows within weeks.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said officers arrested a man at the scene after being called at about 5.40pm on Saturday.

The Romanian national living in Athelstone Road, Harrow, north-west London, was not employed directly by McCarthy and Stone and was instead working for sub-contractor Fenton, the McCarthy and Stone spokeswoman said.

“We are now awaiting a structural engineer’s report, so we can plan the work required to repair or rebuild these properties,” she added.

“We are absolutely devastated for the purchasers affected and our priority is to continue to stay in close contact with them and their families, and to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Neagu, who spoke in court only to give his particulars and state his desire not to enter a plea yet, was charged with one count of criminal damage to the value of £4m on five houses belonging to McCarthy and Stone.

He was remanded in custody to enter a plea at St Albans Crown Court on September 10.

Nearby residents said they ran out of their own homes to confront him.

Resident Elaine Francois, 61, told The Sun: “It looks like an earthquake or bomb struck.

“He was laughing and taking photos of the damage. When police got here he told them he wasn’t paid and that’s why he did it. He was totally calm.”

Posted 13/08/2018 10:42:25 PM

 

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