Butcher saddened after his shop’s canopy is irreparably damaged - leaving him £2k out of pocket

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 20 July 2018

Porkies butchers in New Street Honiton. Ref mhh 29 18TI 8039. Picture: Terry Ife

Porkies butchers in New Street Honiton. Ref mhh 29 18TI 8039. Picture: Terry Ife


A Honiton butcher has expressed his sadness after what is believed to have been a large vehicle caused £2,000 worth of damage to his canopy - by crunching into it.

Laurie Spencer of Porkies butchers with a customer. Ref mhh 19 17TI 2598. Picture: Terry IfeLaurie Spencer of Porkies butchers with a customer. Ref mhh 19 17TI 2598. Picture: Terry Ife

Laurie Spencer, of Porkies in New Street, woke up to find the green canopy attached to his shop front severely bent out of shape.

The irreparable damage means Laurie will be forced to cough up £2,000 to get a replacement canopy, which keeps the meat products he displays in his shop window out of the sunshine.

Laurie said: “It is saddening that someone had the gall to carry on driving when its damage that they know they have done.

“I would put my hands up if I did something like this - even if it was posting a note through the door. It is going to leave a big hole.”

Laurie thinks the damage was done by a large vehicle being forced to mount the curb.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch with Laurie by dropping into his butchers.

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