'Mindless idiots' in 4x4 wreck infamous Norfolk roundabout

PUBLISHED: 14:27 09 November 2019 | UPDATED: 08:53 12 November 2019

The famous 'chicken roundabout' has been 'destroyed' by an off-road vehicle. Photo: Submitted

The famous 'chicken roundabout' has been 'destroyed' by an off-road vehicle. Photo: Submitted


A village's roundabout has been destroyed by a 4x4 driver branded "a mindless idiot" by angry residents.

The damage to the roundabout. Photo: SubmittedThe damage to the roundabout. Photo: Submitted

Earlier this week an individual or group of people tore over Ditchingham's famous roundabout on the A143 in what residents believe to be a large off-road car.

The roundabout gained a degree of fame, having been nicknamed the 'chicken roundabout' as more than 100 of the birds used to live on the central island.

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Though they were removed in 2013, it is thought that chickens lived at the roundabout near Ditchingham Maltings for more than 50 years, with Gordon Knowles of Bungay, feeding them for 21 years.

Chicken RoundaboutChicken Roundabout

Thousands of flowers and wild flower seeds were planted at the roundabout in the summer.

Reactions to the damage on local Facebook groups generally condemned who did the damage, with some calling the driver responsible a "mindless idiot".

Another person said: "They do it because they can, no one is there to stop them. Someone out there will know who did this. Time to man up and name and shame."

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