BROADBAND PROVIDER Virgin Media has cut off a home. No, the firm hasn't screwed up somebody's broadband, it has actually cut off their home from the outside world and barricaded the residents inside.
Stop sniggering, you. This is no laughing matter. Poor old David Henshall, the owner of the house in question, came home from work to find his wife and daughter trapped inside the house after Virgin Media had dug a trench around it surrounded by orange fencing.
Henshall, from Bolton, told the Manchester Evening News: "I came home from work tonight and found they had barricaded my wife and daughter inside. I was astonished. I had to fight my way into my own house. It’s extremely dangerous. There’s rubble everywhere. I couldn’t park on my own drive. They left it like this and just b***ered off."
The house was abandoned from 2pm on Wednesday, according to the report, leaving the family of five unable to leave without dodging the trench and clambering over the makeshift fencing.
"I could not believe my eyes. They’ve been here the last couple of days. Apparently they left at 2pm. I’ve tried to complain to Virgin but of course I can’t get through to an actual human. I'm a Sky customer and I can tell you I won't be going with these jokers," said Henshall.
The cable company said in a statement: "Virgin Media expects the very highest standards of work from all its contractors. We have apologised to the resident for the inconvenience caused during work to lay ultrafast broadband on this street. Work outside the resident's house has now been completed." µ
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