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  • "quite surprised about all the comments wittering about where the cameras are pointing, i had to look it up recently and you cant film folk in their homes but everything else is fair game as far as a private individual protecting their own property, how much would you realistically be able to see into those windows anyway, most have nets etc.
    first thing the nieghbours would do if they got robbed would be to ask if these guys had any footage, can't have it both ways. our system has been used by our nieghbours to catch two burglaries, a malicious vehicle damage and an arson with intent to endanger life. funnily enough we have never had any problems concerning our own property."
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VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

CCTV from a house in Coniston Road, Blackburn

CCTV from a house in Coniston Road, Blackburn

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Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

CCTV from a house in Coniston Road, Blackburn, shows how the yellow Charlton Sweeper Hire vehicle struck a stationary Volkswagen Golf, and dragged it a short distance before slowing down and then driving off.

The daughter of the woman who owns the car said she was ‘fuming’ that it might now have to be written off.

The 31-year-old mother-of-one, who is seven months pregnant, said she had been visiting an ill relative when the crash happened.

She said: “I just kept watching the CCTV over and over again. I just could not believe it.

“By the time the sweeper had finished with my car, one of the wheels was on the pavement.

“I am really upset and annoyed. The sweeper didn’t just sweep the road, it swept up our car too.”

The motorist’s insurance company has been assessing the damage, although she has been told the car could have to be written off because when the car was dragged, the suspension was damaged.

It is understood the sweeper also scratched two other cars.

The police were called and an investigation was launched.

A spokesman for Charlton Sweeper Hire, in Bolton, said: “I have been in contact with the police and it is being dealt with by the police.”

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “We got a call to Coniston Road following the report of a damage only road traffic collision.

“The informant reported a truck had driven down the road and damaged several vehicles in the street.

“The truck had a logo on it saying Charlton Sweeper Hire.”

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