Now that's a road hog! Fury as council workers paint yellow line over dead hedgehog in bid to meet deadline
Bungling council workers painted yellow lines over a squashed hedgehog... because they were in a rush to meet a deadline. Shocked residents could not believe the dead animal wasn’t shifted with a shovel and instead had a stripe daubed across its flattened belly. Council bosses in Hartlepool apologised for the unusual paintjob - but explained their staff had to work very quickly ahead of the Tall Ship Race festival the town was hosting. The three-day festival, which finished on Tuesday, saw hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive to watch old-fashioned sailing vessels cruising in the North Sea. But mother-of-four Allison Hart did not see the funny side when she saw the council workers’ hedgehog handiwork outside the home of her mother-in-law Margaret Mcleod. Mrs Hart, 37, who works in a florist and fruit shop, took a picture on her mobile phone and has shown it to disgusted customers.