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Thread #96905   Message #1908457
Posted By: The PA
13-Dec-06 - 11:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK Police Should We Expect More
Subject: RE: BS: UK Police Should We Expect More
Just to put this one finally to bed.

We wrote letters of complaint to the Chief Constable and our local MP. Within a week we had action. The Inspector of our local police station intervened at the request of our MP. The offenders have been visited, cautioned and had a 'Section 59' order placed on their vehicles. They turned out to be father and son and totally denied everything well what did I expect. A 'Section 59' means that if this registration is brought to the attention of the Police again in the next 12 months, the car is confiscated and the owners will have to pay a fine to get it back. This is a new measure which is open the Police in the UK in order to tackle the Boy Racer problems, but our force is one of only a couple which has decided to use it. I will also be getting a full written report into why everything took so long to get done.

So I think we claim this as a success of sorts.

Thanks for your interest.