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Builders take cherry picker on drink-drive ride round city centre after Christmas party

Builders take cherry picker on drink-drive ride round city centre after Christmas party

9 January 2016 Email this article

Two builders were suffering a hangover with a working at height twist in December, after rounding off a drunken Christmas party by commandeering a cherry picker and driving it around Cambridge city centre, using it to climb on high buildings.

Joshua Kerry, 23, and Liam Laverick, 25, took the cherry picker, a crane with a basket for workers to access high areas, from a site near the Corn Exchange in Wheeler Street.

The incident took place in the early hours of December 12. The pair appeared at Cambridge Magistrates' Court in late December where they pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and to driving while over the drink-drive limit.

In other festive high jinks, a man dressed as Santa Claus had to be rescued from the top of Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue by an elevated work platform after he climbed to the top and then found that he had bitten off a little more than he could chew.