Man falls into trench after allegedly following dog onto Dartford building site

News Shopper: A digger has now filled in the trench into which the man is said to have fallen. A digger has now filled in the trench into which the man is said to have fallen.

A MAN found himself three feet under after allegedly falling down a hole in Dartford while going after his dog.

The unfortunate pet owner, aged around 40, was found unconscious on a building site in Chapel Drive at around 10.30pm last night.

A builder on the new housing development, who did not wish to be named, said police told him the man had been trying to fetch his dog which had slipped through fencing around the site.

He then fell into a trench around three feet deep in the dark and was taken to Darent Valley Hospital suffering with neck and back pain.

Neighbour Tilly Hinde, 27, who lives on the site by the former Stone House Hospital building, said two fire engines, a police car and an ambulance attended.

The full-time mother-of-one said: “My neighbour sent me a Facebook message asking ‘have you seen what’s going on outside?’

“I looked through the window and saw all the flashing lights. The fireman said it was quite serious.”

Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “The site is sealed for a reason so accidents don’t happen.

“If he goes to try and climb in he’s in the wrong and it serves him right.”

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10:31pm Mon 20 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

Wow! Judgemental. Do u know some think?
Wow! Judgemental. Do u know some think? mouthalmighty

9:44am Tue 21 Jan 14

highway warrior says...

Let me guess the 'dog' was never found..........I went in there to find my dog honest I did, nothing to do with stealing tools, equipment or cable.
Let me guess the 'dog' was never found..........I went in there to find my dog honest I did, nothing to do with stealing tools, equipment or cable. highway warrior

4:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

you're a muppet says...

highway warrior wrote:
Let me guess the 'dog' was never found..........I went in there to find my dog honest I did, nothing to do with stealing tools, equipment or cable.
Dear Highway WARRIOR,
many thanks for your input of implying that i am a thief trying to steal tools. Let me assure that i am not a thief! I was walking my dog around the estate where i live as i do every night. This particular evening my dog ran into the building site, the building site is open to kids, adults and dogs as the lazy builders cant be bothered to put up 6 foot high safety barriers.
So I didnt nick any tools, in fact they are such rubbish builders that i have thrown away better tools than they have! I think you may be a tool Mr. WARRIOR!
[quote][p][bold]highway warrior[/bold] wrote: Let me guess the 'dog' was never found..........I went in there to find my dog honest I did, nothing to do with stealing tools, equipment or cable.[/p][/quote]Dear Highway WARRIOR, many thanks for your input of implying that i am a thief trying to steal tools. Let me assure that i am not a thief! I was walking my dog around the estate where i live as i do every night. This particular evening my dog ran into the building site, the building site is open to kids, adults and dogs as the lazy builders cant be bothered to put up 6 foot high safety barriers. So I didnt nick any tools, in fact they are such rubbish builders that i have thrown away better tools than they have! I think you may be a tool Mr. WARRIOR! you're a muppet

5:35pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Tom_Perfect says...

"Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said: 'If he goes to try and climb in he’s in the wrong and it serves him right.'"

Serves him right? What a mean, spiteful comment. Give the bloke the benefit of the doubt, he was looking for his dog!
"Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said: 'If he goes to try and climb in he’s in the wrong and it serves him right.'" Serves him right? What a mean, spiteful comment. Give the bloke the benefit of the doubt, he was looking for his dog! Tom_Perfect

10:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Busypeople says...

The man who fell down the hole is my step dad and the "dog" was at the scene when the ambulance arrived However i suspect that you would off found out this infomation before adding your stupid comment and as for stealing tools and cable that isnt really our thing!!!! But you no each for their own and all that. And just out off interest do u have any family or freinds that you could focus your time on as we dont want it thanks any was highway warrior
The man who fell down the hole is my step dad and the "dog" was at the scene when the ambulance arrived However i suspect that you would off found out this infomation before adding your stupid comment and as for stealing tools and cable that isnt really our thing!!!! But you no each for their own and all that. And just out off interest do u have any family or freinds that you could focus your time on as we dont want it thanks any was highway warrior Busypeople

10:52pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Gots to have been p1ssed then.
Gots to have been p1ssed then. Gypo.Joe

11:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Busypeople says...

"gots" was you p1ssed when you wrote this? Or are you northern, and work for pj livesey? If so i suggest you back to college and learn a trade instead of being a bodger!
"gots" was you p1ssed when you wrote this? Or are you northern, and work for pj livesey? If so i suggest you back to college and learn a trade instead of being a bodger! Busypeople

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