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Tradesman Tears Down Building Work With Hammer Claiming He's 'Not Being Paid'

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Tradesman Tears Down Building Work With Hammer Claiming He's 'Not Being Paid'

This is the moment a tradesman began tearing away at houses he had been working on after he claimed he'd not been paid:

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The anonymous man can be seen balancing on scaffolding as he rips chunks from the properties using a hammer.

Other members of staff present on the building site can be seen and heard attempting to calm down the man but he wasn't stopping.

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In the video - which is going viral on TikTok - a man can be heard trying to reason with the tradesman saying: "Tony, calm down, come here mate, what's happening?"

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

After he tears away a section of the outside rendering he moves on to the next property with people telling him to 'leave it'.

After a while of trying to speak to the man, the bloke trying to calm him down turns around and says: "Get the f****** police, will you?"

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Commenting on the video, one person wrote: "Well done that man, justice is sweet... clearly hasn't been paid."

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

Another added: "Brilliant, if you don't pay why should you keep it?" While a third commented: "That's what happens when they don't pay."

The construction firm operating site told LADbible the man in the video was not an employee of theirs, adding: "Whilst this incident did occur on one of our sites, we are the main contractor, and the person in question did not work for us. He was an employee of a sub contractor."

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Back in 2019, a construction worker rammed a small digger into a Travelodge near Liverpool because he was owed £600 ($800) in unpaid wages.

The man, John Manley, drove the digger up the steps in front of the hotel before tearing through the front door. Glass doors and windows can be seen to shatter as parts of the framework collapse.

The driver rams the digger through the entrance. Credit: Twitter/@joefblue
The driver rams the digger through the entrance. Credit: Twitter/@joefblue

Manley, a father-of-two, claimed he wasn't paid for work over Christmas and later pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage, putting people's lives at danger and not guilty to dangerous driving.

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His pleas were accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and said the Crown would not offer any evidence with regards to the charge of dangerous driving.

Defending Manley, Brendan Carville said: "He's had problems and there was social problems which caused this offence, notably the failure of his immediate employers to pay him over the Christmas period, then asking him to work for nothing on the eve of this offence. He has two young children, your honour."

Manley was sentenced to five years and four months in prison.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: UK News, News, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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