BRITAIN was cheered yesterday as a man on a skateboard fell hard on his face while trying to ‘ollie’ up a kerb.
32-year-old Tom Logan, from Peterborough, was wearing wraparound shades and a ‘Hard Grind’ vest at the time of the accident, which only heightened everyone’s pleasure as his cheekbone hit the tarmac.
56-year-old Norman Steele said: “What with cutbacks, job losses and high street shops forced to close, this area’s not had an awful lot to smile about these past few years.
“But seeing this fella, who’s been clattering up and down raising everyone’s blood pressure for ages, finally come a cropper has given us a much-needed boost.
“It was marvellous to see everyone, no matter what age, colour or religion, crowding around gleefully as the skater lad asked someone to call an ambulance because he’d thought he’d twisted his knee.
“I think it says a lot about the character of people round here that no one did.”