A pensioner says he will go to court if necessary after putting up concrete bollards in a last-ditch attempt to protect his home.

Owen Allan, 74, of Beaufort Gardens, Braintree, claims motorists treat the housing estate like a race track, driving well in excess of the 20mph speed limit, and that the railings in front of his home have regularly been damaged by vehicles leaving the road.

He was worried it would only be a matter of time before a car came careering off Marlborough Road and flying through the wall of his bungalow.

The retired medical technician has been calling on Essex County Council to introduce further traffic calming measures.

But after what he perceives as a lack of action, Mr Allan has now taken matters into his own hands and spent about £600 on seven concrete bollards, reflectors and signs.

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