A FURIOUS pensioner claimed someone could have been killed after a muck spreader nearly demolished the front of his North Petherton home.

Anthony Horrocks had just got up with his wife and teenage stepson one morning in April 2009 when a tractor lost its trailer as it was travelling past their house in Fore Street.

The 71-year-old told the Mercury his house “shook” as the giant wheels of the muck spreader smashed into his wooden porch.

He said: “I heard a loud crash – my wife thought it was an earthquake – but it was a muck spreader which had broke off a tractor and careered into our wall.

“It was only the huge wheels and our thick walls which saved the front of this old house from being demolished.”

Anthony was demanding that something be done about heavy traffic on the A38 through North Petherton.