It is going to be an uncomfortable few months for private landowners who have failed to regulate their clamping agents.
Case papers are being prepared against one firm who allowed the clamping of a 68 year old war veteran on an empty car park whilst his Blue Badge was clearly displayed.
Lawyers are starting to line up for cases set to hit County Courts across the land.
It is likely that there will be more actions like the one below surfacing in the near future.
Hats off to Norman Baker MP and Lynn Featherstone MP for acting quickly and decisively on a matter which is classed as 'theft and extortion' North of the Border.
Blackmail charges follow wheel-clamping firm probe
18th August 2010
A total of six people have been charged with conspiracy to commit blackmail after a lengthy inquiry in the West Midlands into a wheel-clamping firm, police said.
The charges against five men and a woman were announced by West Mercia Constabulary after a joint investigation which also involved Worcestershire's trading standards department and the Security Industry Agency.
A police spokesman said the inquiry had focused on the activities of Redditch-based Midland Parking Contracts, now known as iWatch Security Services Ltd, which operated across the West Mercia, West Midlands, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire areas.
Those charged, who have not been named, will appear before magistrates in Redditch next Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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