Brit family asked to remove trampoline over 'break-in' fears
London, July 1 (ANI): A Brit family was asked to remove the trampoline in their shared garden over safety fears.
Matthew Nice, 36, said that he was asked by his housing association to remove the 3ft wide toy in case burglars used it to jump through his neighbours' windows.
However Nice, a social housing tenant at the three-storey block in Wicklow, Essex, has refused to comply, insisting that his eight-year-old daughter Yasmin plays on the trampoline every day.It's complete rubbish anyone would use it to help them break in," the Telegraph quoted Nice as saying.
"There are wheelie bins around here and they are much taller than that.
"It would be a dumb burglar who would try to use a tiny trampoline to jump in a window.
"The housing association is not making any allowances and this is just taking things too far. It's the only area children have got to play in," he added.
A spokesman for London and Quadrant, the housing association, said that it had contacted Nice about his trampoline after receiving a complaint from one of his neighbours, but denied that risk of burglary was a factor.
"The trampoline is in a communal area on our land and our only concern was that when it is left unattended other children could use it and may hurt themselves," he said.
"We have absolutely no problem with Mr Nice's daughter using it. We simply asked him if he could bring it inside when she has finished playing on it and it is not being supervised," he added. (ANI)