Broken Western Road manhole cover pierces pedestrian’s trainer

Posted On 07 May 2015 at 2:13 pm

A broken metal trim on a manhole cover in Western Road pierced a pedestrian’s leather trainer.

manhole coverThe cover, outside the Sainsbury’s Local opposite the junction with Preston Street, was reported to Brighton and Hove City Council on Monday via the FixMyStreet website.

The report said: “Outside Sainsburys local by the cashpoint, a large piece of metal is sticking up. So sharp it went straight through a leather trainer. No markings on the cover itself.”

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “We sent an inspector out to look at this as soon as it was reported. When he got there the sharp piece of metal sticking up was no longer there.”

  1. rolivan Reply

    They are no longer called manhole covers but inspection covers perhaps it is because females can enter them now.

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