Prisoner attempts to sue victims

A MAN jailed for bulldozing down a couple's house is suing them for making him homeless, his victims claim.

A MAN jailed for bulldozing down a couple's house is suing them for making him homeless, his victims claim.

Robert Taylor, 54, went on a �300,000 wrecking spree, ripping apart a �260,000 house and two cars worth �50,000 in a row over rent at the caravan site where he lived.

But now the convicted criminal is suing his victims, landlords James Harvard and Janice Gledhill, claiming they have left him homeless.

Taylor, who is serving his six-year jail sentence, is trying to claim back the cost of his caravan after the couple sold it to recoup some of the costs of the damage.


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Mr Harvard, 49, who runs Eastlands Meadows caravan park in Bradwell-on-Sea, said: “We think it's a cheek after what he has put us through.

“He's suing us for making him homeless and suing us for allegedly selling his caravan without his consent.

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“All owners sign a comprehensive pitch licence agreement which is mandatory and national.

“Within that we have the right to sell the caravan on if a debt is run up. Everything we have done is legal and above board.”

Taylor went on the rampage in June 2006 when he tore the couple's two-storey home apart with a 14-tonne JCB digger while Ms Gledhill, was inside.

He also smashed up a Chrysler Crossfire and a Chrysler C300, worth �30,000, as well as a �5,000 Ford Focus police car during the 45-minute attack.

Taylor, who drove diggers for a living, admitted destroying property, being reckless as whether life is in danger, affray and common assault on a police officer, at Chelmsford Crown Court in 2007 and was jailed for six years.

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