Ruth and Geoff Strickland pictured with the bear.
Aten foot tall carved, wooden statue of a bear has stood at the roadside guarding the entrance to Britain’s smallest town, Llanwrtyd Wells, for fifteen years and all has been well. That is until a stupid woman car-driver crashed her car and blamed the bear. What did the bear do? Did it run amok in the road causing the woman to swerve to avoid it? Was it growling menacingly at her as she drove past? No, it just stood there in the same place as it has done for fifteen years. The terrified driver said the bear scared her as she drove past and so now the Highways Agency say it will have to be torn down and relocated.