Win £50 ofLove2Shop vouch­ers Fam­ily’s ter­ror as tree falls

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - By Suz Elvey

selvey@thek­m­ Dean Met­calfe, 31, wife Sa­man­tha, 28, and daugh­ter Scar­lett were forced to aban­don their house in Nine Acres, Ken­ning­ton, over Christ­mas be­cause of the dam­age.

Mr Met­calfe has now ac­cused Ash­ford coun­cil of ne­glect­ing pub­lic safety for not chop­ping down the large row of trees at the bot­tom of his gar­den sooner, de­spite re­quests from res­i­dents who feared for their safety.

The trees stand in an al­lot­ment about 3ft from their gar­den fences.

He said: “Leav­ing the house at 3am with a pet­ri­fied two-year-old and a preg­nant wife was stress­ful.

“My wife is re­ally strug­gling to sleep since the in­ci­dent and in her con­di­tion this is not good.”

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