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Pub fundraises for family of Norwich veteran killed on A140

PUBLISHED: 17:18 02 January 2019 | UPDATED: 08:39 03 January 2019

The Boundary pub is holding a fundraising event for Anthony Glover in Norwich  Pictures: Adrian Judd

The Boundary pub is holding a fundraising event for Anthony Glover in Norwich Pictures: Adrian Judd

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A pub frequented by an army veteran killed in a car crash on New Year's Eve is fundraising for his family.

Jonathon Childs, landlord at The Boundary Pub, is organising a fundraiser for the family of Anthony Glover. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYJonathon Childs, landlord at The Boundary Pub, is organising a fundraiser for the family of Anthony Glover. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A pub frequented by an army veteran killed in a car crash on New Year’s Eve is fundraising for his family.

Anthony Glover, a Norwich scaffolder, was a regular at The Boundary on Aylsham Road in Norwich.

Its landlord Jonathon Childs was a friend of Mr Glover, who is survived by a partner and two children.

Mr Childs said: “I knew Ant from the Boundary public house. He was a good man – he was proud to have served in the local regiment the Royal Anglians (Vikings). He was in the Iraq conflict at the age of 18 and on the first tour of Afghanistan in 2007.

The scene of the fatal crash on the A140 near Long Stratton. Pic: Conor Matchett.The scene of the fatal crash on the A140 near Long Stratton. Pic: Conor Matchett.

“He had witnessed the full horrors of conflict and it had affected him. We would often sit and chat about how it affected him and others. He had started a new job and things had looked better for him. He had help from the Walnut Tree Project, which he said was a great help.”

On January 26 a raffle, barbecue and collection will be held at The Boundary with Norwich DJ Steve Mobbs providing music.

Mr Childs added: “He was a good man. He served this great nation and I feel it’s our duty to help his family.”

Mr Glover’s was involved in a crash on the stretch of the A140 between Stratton St Michael and Tasburgh, near the road’s junction with Church Lane, where accidents are a regular occurrence.

He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he died in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

In October 2018, 17-year-old Shannon Gittings from Diss also died in a crash at the accident blackspot.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: “Work is set to start in a few months’ time on the new roundabout to replace the Hempnall crossroads. “We believe that this will improve this section of the A140 that has seen a number of collisions over the years and sadly some recent fatalities. We will await the inquests into the latest incidents and will act on any recommendations that emerge.”

The spokesman added that one fatal and three serious incidents have been recorded between the 30mph speed limit at Long Stratton and Church Road junction on the A140 in the five-year period ending on October 31, 2018.

These figures exclude crashes where no injuries occurred, where injuries were minor or where police did not attend.

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