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    who's responsible for fire in field

    Looks like someone's nicked(probably) a defender 90(judging by the hay in the back) farmers truck and set fire to it in the middle of a silage field, who's responsible for what?

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    Re: who's responsible for fire in field

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilts` View Post
    Looks like someone's nicked(probably) a defender 90(judging by the hay in the back) farmers truck and set fire to it in the middle of a silage field, who's responsible for what?
    The scrote who nicked & set fire to the vehicle of course. But catching him / her and proving it could be difficult if not impossible.

    Certainly I very much doubt that the owner of the field will be able to claim on the vehicle insurance and will have to resort to their own insurance policy. Thank goodness it was a silage field and not a ripe cereal crop near to houses.
    There are more engines killed through lack of water than through lack of oil

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    Re: who's responsible for fire in field

    I would have thought that the farmer would have a claim against the vehicle owner.

    The owner's insurance company would have a claim against the thief/arsonist. If he is ever caught, the thief will turn out to be a man of straw, so the effective loser will be the insurance company.

    The wreck should not be classed as fly tipped waste, if the vehicle owner can be traced.

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    Re: who's responsible for fire in field

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Sod View Post
    I would have thought that the farmer would have a claim against the vehicle owner.

    The owner's insurance company would have a claim against the thief/arsonist. If he is ever caught, the thief will turn out to be a man of straw, so the effective loser will be the insurance company.

    The wreck should not be classed as fly tipped waste, if the vehicle owner can be traced.

    it was only partially burnt out, the police removed it but then said, there's some glass and wire still to pick up. it was nicked locally!

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