A MAN has won an apology from contractors over the collapse of his garden wall after heavy rain.
Mohammed Imran, 29, of Victoria Road, Lockwood, claims contractors failed to properly reinstate a trench after repair work.
Following heavy rain the trench filled with water and the ground collapsed under his stone wall, causing masonry to crash down, fracturing an exposed gas pipe.
Kirklees Council alerted power company Northern Powergrid after a street light in Armytage Crescent, close to Mr Imran’s home, went out in April.
Contractors Morrison Utility Services repaired power cables outside Mr Imran’s home but failed to fill in the trench properly afterwards.
During last week’s heavy rain the trench filled with water and, on Monday, the wall collapsed.
Mr Imran, who lives with his parents, told how he smelled gas the following day and called the authorities.
A pipe had been damaged by the falling masonry and as a result the family was without gas for 12 hours.
Mr Imran said: “All I want is an apology and to know when they are going to repair my wall.
“If the pavement had been repaired properly in the first place my wall wouldn’t have collapsed.
“The collapse damaged the gas pipe and caused the leak.”
Mr Imran’s gas supply was turned off and he was without gas until the following day.