The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

An Encouraging Judgment

The excellent Andrew Keogh has a link to this case.

Many private clampers are little more than extortionists, and it is high time that the law was amended to regulate their activities. I have dealt with a clamper who was a disqualified and thus uninsured driver, and another who pounced on an 82 year old man demanding £380 to release his car, and then assaulted a police officer who intervened. It is a shame that our otherwise energetic law makers have been too busy to deal with these abuses.