£3500 raised for furious digger driver who wrecked Travelodge over ‘unpaid wages

A GoFundMe page was set up to raise £600 for the enraged worker after footage of his remarkable rampage went viral.

A fundraising page has been set up to help the man who ploughed a digger into a Travelodge in a row over unpaid wages.

Shock footage of the driver ramming the construction vehicle through the glass doors of the hotel in Liverpool went viral after the incident at around 3pm on Monday.

As he was filmed at the start of his wrecking spree, another worker off camera can be heard shouting “that’s what happens when people don’t pay their wages”, according to the Liverpool Echo.

And now just under £3500 has been raised through a GoFundMe page, smashing its £600 target – the amount the man was reportedly owed.

The site’s admins then posted a message vowing to track down the driver they are calling ‘John’ in order to give him the cash.

Commenting on the site, Sharon Sheppard said: “Feel so sorry for this bloke . So many men get messed about over their money in this field of work.”

While James Tominey posted: “Been a builder for years and know how the boy feels. Big companies shaft the wee guy far too often and get away with it!!”

And Callum Ward wrote: “Because of your actions these big wigs will think twice before trying to rip-off hard working men again.”

The angry driver is seen smashing the arm of the digger through the front door of the Travelodge in Edge Lane Innovation Park before it rolls back down the stairs due to the force of the impact.

But undeterred, the driver then mounts another assault on the hotel as he drives back through the entrance.

Once inside the reception of the hotel, the digger then proceeds to crash into walls and the front desk.

A number of workers can be seen cheering on the driver while videoing the incident on their phones – others appear to be trying to stop him.

Police were called to the scene but the digger driver had already left the vehicle and ran from the area.

A man is to be interviewed by detectives investigating the incident.

A force spokesman said: “A man has since been located and will be interviewed as part of the ongoing investigation.