Elderly campaigner causes 4-mile tailbacks with traffic light protest

Nic Cackett

A pensioner has brought the traffic in his village to a standstill by repeatedly pushing the button on a set of pedestrian lights in protest at the volume of vehicles which use the busy main road.

Angry motorists called the police when Tony Fuller, 77, caused tailbacks of up to four miles on the A35 - an arterial route along the south coast - which runs directly through the village of Chideock in Dorset.

Mr Fuller insisted that community had been forced to endure motorway levels of traffic, and decided to take action after nothing had been done by the authorities to tackle the issue. He told the Daily Telegraph that he was prepared to go to prison over the demonstration.