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wheel clamp

a device fixed onto one wheel of an illegally parked car in order to immobilize it. The driver has to pay to have it removed
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He had investigated the matter after a request by the Chief of Police and found that it was illegal wheel-clamp or tow away cars that were illegally parked because only the police had the right to do this.
But there have been reports of wheel-clamp firms virtually holding vehicles to ransom to force vulnerable people to part with quite large sums of money.
Two days later he offered to pay the pounds 285 but was hit with a further pounds 240 charge for damage to the wheel-clamp, pounds 190 for further use of the tow-truck and pounds 70 for storage of his vehicle for two nights.
If the signs are referring to private property, say their drive (but not the pavement in front of it) then your neighbours may be entitled to wheel-clamp cars parking there.
I've no idea how somebody could have seen the boat, got the wheel-clamp off the trailer and towed it away so quickly.
When he met them two days later to pay them he found the bill now included pounds 240 for damage to the wheel-clamp, pounds 190 for further use of the tow-truck and pounds 70 for storage for two nights.
A police officer in Lyndon Avenue in Connah's Quay, saw Kelly with the wheel and wheel-clamp in his hand.