Wednesday 27 February 2008 9.19pm
Hi... Did anyone witness this event at all...? Were you evactuated
? Apparently my car (old jeep cherokee) caused a 'major incident' and was at risk of being blown-up by police
as it was positioned suspiciously... I had left it in the car park outside my house (2 miles away) safe and sound
. (I have been away in Kent all day) I am now being told completely conflicting reports (when and if I get any info at all...) by the police and by Southwark council. It seems that the council decided to impound my car because it was not showing a valid tax disc. However the [b]DVLA have confirmed that I do have up-to-date tax
and[/b] that although the disc displayed was out of date (I was unable to change it over since the car battery had died and the car-jacking system will therefore not give any access to the interior of the car) that this was not a valid reason to impound me as they legally should check the records
(where they would see I am upto date)before they can take the vehicle. There is no offence in not displaying it - if you are not driving it or are you not parked on a public highway (which I wasn't as it was in a car park)... So, they had no right to move it anyway... But, how did it end up 'in a suspicious place' 'abandoned' and the immenent cause of a 'probable contained explosion' (police quote on my voicemail)... [/u]Where were the 'Council Pound' people when I received this message - left as though the police imagined I had abandoned it so... I would be SO GRATEFUL TO ANYONE WHO CAN PLEASE,PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS... re: THE COUNCIL WHO STILL HAVE MY CAR ILLEGALLY IMPOUNDED, AND ALSO WHY THE POLICE HAVE repeatedly got facts wrong, contradicted themselves and TAKEN ALL DAY TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT IS/MAYBE GOING ON WITH ALL THIS... I am told something completely different everytime I speak to someone from the police... I still have no idea what actually happened! [u]surely the council should have made clear that the car was under their juristriction instead of causing a bomb scare and an entire supermarket evacuation...?
(I have spoken to staff at Tescos who have confirmed that they had to close, but the last voicemail from the police backtracked directly from previous information and they now claimed nothing ever happened at tescos...)
I am so confused! Can anyone enlighten me? Please...? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for anything you may be able to advise, in anticipation...
Desperate - Bath Terrace