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Walkie-Talkie developers agree to cover cost of melted car

Date: 04/09/2013 14:10:12
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

The developers of London's Walkie-Talkie skyscraper have handed £1,000 to a motorist, after sunrays reflected from the building melted his car.

Local businessman Martin Lindsay was devastated when he discovered the damage to the wing mirror of his Jaguar XJ.

However, representatives from Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group have agreed to meet the repair costs as a gesture of good will.

In an statement cited by express.co.uk, the group said they have made thorough investigations into how Mr Lindsay's car was damaged.  

It revealed: "The phenomenon is caused by the current elevation of the sun in the sky. It currently lasts for approximately two hours per day, with initial modelling suggesting that it will be present for approximately 2-3 weeks"

"While we investigate the situation further we have liaised with the City of London to suspend three parking bays in the area which may be affected."

The horror of returning to a parked space to find that your car is damaged or stolen is something that no motorists would enjoy. Many invest in vehicle tracking devices for their cars to ensure that it can be tracked if taken by a thief.

In an interview with bbc.co.uk. Mr Lindsay said he "could not believe" what had happened to his car.

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