I'm centering on obtaining the pub open.'

Damage: Landlady Heather Skipper had been asleep once the JCB flattened the actual walls of the lounge bar extension

Costly: Outdoor tables and also chairs had been crushed and also roof tiles sent flying (pictured) once the JCB hit your pub

Incident: Mr Swistun has been held in suspicion regarding causing criminal damage along with later on bailed simply by South Wales Police

The two businessmen spent tens regarding a huge amount of kilos upon refurbishing it as well as held an opening party within July.

Mr Swistun had been arrested about suspicion regarding causing criminal damage as well as bailed by South Wales Police following your 1am incident.

A spokesmansaid: 'Police possess arrested the 45-year-old man subsequent an incident which in turn happened during the early hrs involving Sunday, July 26 each moment a JCB had been driven to the Royal Oak hotel.

'Anyone together with info about the incident must get throughout touch with South Wales Police.'

A spokesman with regard to Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue services mentioned they'd ensured the actual safety with the creating and isolated the actual fuel as well as electricity supply.

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08:03 GMT, 3 August 2015

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Mark Swistun, 45, is alleged to possess driven a new JCB digger in to his own pubIt has been claimed which he did thus right after getting refused a new pint at closing timeAround 40,000 damage ended up being caused for the Royal Oak pub throughout South WalesMr Swistun arrested about suspicion http://northantsnew.co.uk of causing criminal damage along with bailedBy

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A wealthy businessman allegedly demolished his or perhaps the girl own pub with a JCB following becoming refused the pint at closing time.

Mark Swistun, 45, has been said to have stormed off right after getting advised he couldn't use a beer in the Royal Oak pub he bought a 12 months ago as well as invested 60,000 refurbishing.

Locals declare he returned hours later on in the 28-tonne digger and smashedthrough the particular pub walls throughout Penclawdd on the Gower, South Wales.

Destruction: The wealthy businessman allegedly demolished his own pub using a JCB right after being refused a pint

Arrested: Mark Swistun, 45, has been said to get stormed off following becoming told he couldn't possess a beer in the Royal Oak pub he bought last year as well as invested 60,000 refurbishing. He ended up being arrested after 40,000 damage was done

Mr Swistun had been arrested after 40,000 damage was caused, with outdoor tables along with chairs crushed and roof tiles sent flying.

Landlady Heather Skipper, 50, ended up being asleep if the JCB flattened the particular walls of the lounge bar extension.

She said: 'I came down within my pyjamas to see half the pub ended up demolished.

'The JCB had crashed directly into it but there is absolutely no symbol of anyone.'

Mr Swistun plus a business companion Colin McDonald took over the particular seaside pub last year to save it from closure.

Mr Macdonald said: 'The pub has been closed, so there possess been zero injuries

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