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Don't fall foul of last-gasp clampers
7:30am Friday 28th September 2012 in News
MOTORISTS are being warned to be on their guard against rogue clamping firms trying to make a quick buck before new legislation comes into force.
Fears have been raised that firms who clamp illegal parkers before charging hundreds of pounds to release vehicles could go all out to snare motorists before the ban on clamping on private land comes in, on Monday (October 1).
Jackie Doyle-Price, Thurrock’s Tory MP, pictured with Cllr Phil Anderson and Essex Police commissioner candidate Nick Alston, said: “The end of private clamping is great news for motorists everywhere.
“While there is a need for parking controls in some situations, the behaviour of some clampers is nothing short of extortion.”
Motorists parking near Chafford Hundred station have faced problems with clampers in the past.