Collie dog eats Somerset builder's £80k Aston Martin car

Chard & Ilminster News: Royston Grimstead with his prized Aston Martin after Luce attacked it. Royston Grimstead with his prized Aston Martin after Luce attacked it.

A BUILDER was praying his car insurance covered ‘acts of dog’ after his pet chewed his £80,000 Aston Martin.

Luce, a four-year-old border collie spaniel cross, waited until her owner had left for work before she started chomping her way through the treasured motor’s wheel arch.

Royston Grimstead, Luce’s owner, said: “When I got back in the evening she’d had a right go at it.” Royston, 42, who lives in Chedzoy, near Bridgwater, has a theory as to why Luce decided to turn against him.

He said: “I advertised to try to rehome her because she does not get on with my other dog.

She must have overheard me because she’s normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before.”

Thankfully Luce has found a new owner and Royston’s car is insured against the damage.

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9:49am Tue 4 Feb 14

atdnmt says...

News.....really?
News.....really? atdnmt

10:45am Tue 4 Feb 14

theyardy says...

Hope the fibreglass does not harm the dog.
Hope the fibreglass does not harm the dog. theyardy

9:20am Wed 5 Feb 14

Dr Dave says...

Builder with an £80k car??? Good on him!! Perhaps feeding the dog would be a good start!
Builder with an £80k car??? Good on him!! Perhaps feeding the dog would be a good start! Dr Dave

11:35pm Wed 5 Feb 14

gfviperman says...

We have Lucy (Springer Spaniel) and Ethel (Border Collie).

There is no doubt the Springer side of Luce is the unfortunate issue!!!
We have Lucy (Springer Spaniel) and Ethel (Border Collie). There is no doubt the Springer side of Luce is the unfortunate issue!!! gfviperman

2:51pm Thu 6 Feb 14

james Hoyt says...

If this MORON looked under the hood (Bonnet) of his car he would find mice or a chipmonk the dog was trying to get. Hope the mice eat the wiring in his car.I have seen dog's do this when a CAT gets under a car.
If this MORON looked under the hood (Bonnet) of his car he would find mice or a chipmonk the dog was trying to get. Hope the mice eat the wiring in his car.I have seen dog's do this when a CAT gets under a car. james Hoyt

1:25pm Sun 9 Feb 14

JamieBRADLEY007 says...

BRYMORE BOY HAS GREAT TASTE IN CARS.....NICE ONE ROYSTON, (DON)
BRYMORE BOY HAS GREAT TASTE IN CARS.....NICE ONE ROYSTON, (DON) JamieBRADLEY007

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