Rocketman to sell house as fight for compensation ends
Saturday 19th January 2013, 1:00PM GMT.
ROCKETMAN Terry McDonald is facing a £125,000 bill and the loss of his home after giving up his fight for compensation for his aborted rocket launch.
After years of pressing for compensation to recoup the money he lost when he pulled the plug on his 2007 world record attempt to launch 100,000 rockets at the Battle of Flowers, he is throwing in the towel.
Mr McDonald – a former policeman – was told by Chief Minister Ian Gorst in November that he would not reopen the case, and now says that he will have to sell his home to meet the mounting costs.