Above: David Lewis from NFU Mutual on Hoghton Street

The wintery conditions today have blown down one of this year’s giant Christmas baubles on Houghton Street Southport.

David Lewis from NFU Mutual quoted

“I heard a large bang and when looked out of my office window I witnessed a bus hitting a giant Christmas bauble which had been blown onto the road, the bus then drove off.

I went outside and brought it in, it was very lucky that no one was injured.”

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A shopper who witnessed the terrifying ordeal said

“The huge bauble with a cast iron bar attached to it could have killed someone today.

I will not be coming back into Southport town centre until the council ensure us that it is safe”.

Another local business owner quoted

“This is extremely worrying,anybody could have been hit with that bauble either walking along Houghton street or in a car. I dread to think the damage it could have caused.”

This could not come at a worse time for Southport leading up to Christmas and the Christmas market approaching the second weekend.

Will you feel safe shopping in Southport town centre before Christmas knowing you could be struck by giant bauble with an iron bar attached?

Yes the Christmas decorations in the town centre look good, but need to be checked for safety measures. High winds and bad weather is bound to be at this time of year, surely this should have been considered when they had been displayed.

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Above: The same dangerous giant baubles swinging above shoppers in Chapel Street 


Is it time to take the decorations down or will it bring more bad luck?


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