The ultimate payback prank after a man was caught on camera fly-tipping unwanted tyres in Wigan has gone viral on social media.
The fly-tipping incident – which is understood to have taken place on farmland in the wider Wigan area – saw a man empty a large number of unwanted car tyres out of a van and onto the private land, before driving off under the assumption that no one had seem him.
He was however caught on video by what is believed to be the security camera of an opposite property.
Sharing pictures and video footage of the prank in a now viral post on Facebook yesterday afternoon, Megan Baldwin said comically that after the man “didn’t come back” for his tyres, they decided to step in and “help [him] out” by returning them directly to his front door.
To make the revenge that little bit sweeter as well, it turns out that they were also needing to dispose of a large quantity of unused tyres themselves and so added to the perpetrator’s collection.
Karma at its finest.
The post has understandably received widespread attention online since yesterday evening, going on to amass well over 9.5K interactions, 10K shares and thousands of comments from members of the public heaping praise onto those dishing out the payback.
Many have branded the prank “brilliant” and “the best thing [they’ve] seen all week”, with one Facebook user aptly commenting they are “so glad the tyres were returned to their rightful owner”.
There has also been numerous calls in the comments section of the post asking to see a follow-up video as they “need to see his face” upon his return home, but according to neighbours who witnessed the prank take place, the fly-tipper was actually inside the property when the tyres were emptied from the truck and into his front garden.
This is sure to mean he has learned his lesson if nothing else.
The act of fly-tipping – which is defined as the “illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it” – is a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted and thus receive fines of up to £50,000, deprived vehicle rights, or face imprisonment.
Recently-released statistics show that fly-tipping has soared immensely since lockdown began
Some areas of Greater Manchester have even reported seeing the number of fly-tipping incidents rise by a massive 70% and more over the past few months.
Bordering countryside, local beauty spots, green areas and open spaces have been a saving grace and a much-needed escape for many during what has been a tough and unexpected time in recent months.
Please remember to respect this Manchester, so that we can all continue to enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Incredible misty drone footage shows how Manchester earned its ‘Manctopia’ nickname
Drone footage captured from way above Manchester shows just how quickly the city has grown – and proves that our hometown is well on its way to earning its ‘Manctopia’ nickname.
Cast your mind back just a few years and you’ll remember that Beetham Tower stuck out like a sore thumb, towering many storeys above the next tallest building.
In fact, until just four years ago, the next-tallest building here was City Tower, which was a good 17 storeys shorter than Beetham Tower.
Then along came Renaker with visions for an entirely new skyscraper neighbourhood – Deansgate Square.
This group of skyscrapers now completely dominate the Manchester skyline, with the tallest building a massive 65 storeys tall.
South Tower is not only the tallest building in Greater Manchester, it’s also the 10th tallest in the entire UK, and the biggest outside of London.
It’s all led to Manchester being coined ‘Manctopia’, the name of a BBC documentary that followed property developers Capital & Centric as they redevelop buildings around the region.
One local photographer has managed to capture the unbelievable scale of our new, ultra-modern city skyline, with drone footage soaring among the skyscrapers.
Known on Instagram as @lef_tsotour, they shared a video taken on a misty Manchester morning.
It captures both Deansgate Square, with sun glinting off the many windows of the towers, and the now-dwarfed Beetham Tower.
You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “This is mint.”
Another wrote: “Fricken love this!!!!”
Featured image: @lef_tsotour
Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.