Birdman entrant has 28 days to pay £20k

A BIRDMAN competitor could be left financially ‘ruined’ after a judge ruled he must pay thousands of pounds in legal costs following a lengthy battle with the competition’s organisers.

W35363P9 Steve Elkins
W35363P9 Steve Elkins

Steve Elkins, 51, of Hope, in Derbyshire, was ‘surprised’ and ‘shocked’ when Judge Jonathan Simpkiss told him he must make an interim payment of £20,000 to the Worthing Town Centre Initiative (TCI) within the next 28 days, at a court hearing in Brighton County Court, on Tuesday.

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For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, March 20.