Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Ten Years Later



Ten years ago I took this photo of the South Oxfordshire Council Offices


Now it looks like this

and the entrance to the site like this

In 2015 some one with a grievance drove through the front doors of the office in the middle of the night and set fire to the place after spreading around petrol and gas canisters, his car went up as well, he survived.


From what I read he had a problem with the planning department which is below

The whole building went up and you could see the fire and smoke for miles
The outcome of it was the guy was sent to prison for arson and SODC are still homeless working out of different places. The building is now being demolished and I am unsure as to what will happen to the site though I have heard they are building new offices


18 comments:

  1. That's really sad. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Think it made a few people smile at the time

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  2. Hi Bill, This is quite a story. I hope SODC can find one place for a new home. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you are having a good week.

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    1. It's on the cards though I have seen no plans of yet

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  3. Wow! That is quite a story.

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  4. A guy like that should be kept locked up.

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  5. A sad sign of our times. - Margy

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  6. At least he won't need to worry about planning for a few years.

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  7. I do not like a blue fence

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  8. That is a big site. I am sure they will be able to redevelop the site to provide new offices.

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  9. Wow, what a crazy scary guy. Glad no one got hurt but now at least he is confined to an institution.

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  10. What a shock. I love your skies, however! Such violence. We must remember all the normal people we know!!!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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