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mk1fan

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4,538 posts

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And if so, where?

I have an issue with somebody intentionally, parking a car (on the highway) across a driveway (with dropped kerb) and blocking access into a property.

The driver has ignored polite notes and continues to park there.

I get a feeling that it's a company car.

The property is my OH's and I've told her to report it the Police but I doubt they'll do anything.

ETA: Can anyone help?

Edited by mk1fan on Tuesday 15th June 20:36

Defcon5

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If its causing an obstuction (rather than just an inconvenience) ring the Police

mk1fan

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I would assume that preventing you from accessing the property would be classified as an obstruction not an inconvenience.

Jasandjules

50,370 posts

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mk1fan said:
I would assume that preventing you from accessing the property would be classified as an obstruction not an inconvenience.
I could be quite wrong, but I think it's the reverse. Preventing you from accessing your own property is an "inconvenience" and plod won't be interested BUT preventing you from getting your car off your property and onto the public highway is obstruction.

nigel_bytes

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119 months

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mk1fan said:
And if so, where?

I have an issue with somebody intentionally, parking a car (on the highway) across a driveway (with dropped kerb) and blocking access into a property.

The driver has ignored polite notes and continues to park there.




I get a feeling that it's a company car.

The property is my OH's and I've told her to report it the Police but I doubt they'll do anything.

ETA: Can anyone help?

Edited by mk1fan on Tuesday 15th June 20:36
I had simillar problem but i was blocked in.
After i took pictures of said vehicle and after a very sweet exchange of words furious He shifted it.
Police would come out if blocked in, not for access to property (Well thats what they told me).

First class prick,


Edited by nigel_bytes on Tuesday 15th June 21:10

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Bugeyeandy

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http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicl...

I believe you have a good reason for needing the information, just spice it up a bit and say it's been there for several days blocking the drive.

£2.50.

Failing that stick on a few notices on their side window and windscreen in front of the driver. Find some extra strong sticky backed paper.

This will be a pain in the arse for them and should encourage them to find another spot to use.

Bugeyeandy

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or post up the reg here and let the incredible PH detective agency dig up some dirt smile

elanfan

1,651 posts

110 months

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I was having a similar problem a few years back with a young apprentice builder working on the property opposite - he was being deliberately awkward and so i reported him to the police they told him to shift and if he did it again they would class it as deliberate obstruction which they took delight in telling him was an arrestable offence.

Bingo!

Rusty Arches

694 posts

56 months

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Had a car blocking the driveway, called the police to come and tow it, within 30 mins it was on the back of a transporter.

The look on her face when she came back to no car, "But I was at a conference at the hospital" laugh

If it's blocking access to the road = tow.
If it's blocking access to the driveway = won't be towed.

Have you tried smashing it?

Edited by Rusty Arches on Wednesday 16th June 00:08

Atomic Gibbon

5,773 posts

69 months

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Smother the car in jam, watch his face as wasps attack when he comes back to get the car.

streaky

19,311 posts

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Sticking notices on the vehicle might amount to criminal damage, if particularly difficult or costing money (e.g. purchase of solvent) to remove.

Smearing the vehicle in jam to attract wasps (although a tad early for them) might be assault.

Streaky

Bugeyeandy

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streaky said:
Sticking notices on the vehicle might amount to criminal damage, if particularly difficult or costing money (e.g. purchase of solvent) to remove.

Smearing the vehicle in jam to attract wasps (although a tad early for them) might be assault.

Streaky
Really?

mk1fan

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Thanks for the replies guys.

When I say 'access' I mean getting the car in and out of the drive - not walking in and out. We've been out and arrived back to find it parked over the drive during our absence. We've also gone to go out and it's stop us getting the car out.

My current thoughts are to set the alarm off and give them a chance to come out. If they don't, smash the window and roll it off down the road.

Luckily the OH is a lot more pragmatic.

She called the Police last night who gave her the contact number of the Beat Bobby. They said that the BB will contact the owner should they continue to ignore the notes and have a chat.

Jayho

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Are you sure its not Him Blocking your driveway??? laugh

Hope you can have this resolved soon though! Dont understand why they would do that! Have you tried being around when they come and collect the car and confronting them? But if you did that you must make sure you can keep your temper!

mk1fan

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That's cheered me up. It probably is them. Some people just can't see it can they.

rehab71

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73 months

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Borrow a Landy a drag it out the way!

Arese

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I imagine coming back to two deflated tyres would stop him/her doing it again.

oldsoak

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Arese said:
I imagine coming back to two deflated tyres would stop him/her doing it again.
Would also prevent him moving it until he gets them inflated too.....

Arese

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oldsoak said:
Arese said:
I imagine coming back to two deflated tyres would stop him/her doing it again.
Would also prevent him moving it until he gets them inflated too.....
Loss leader wink

streaky

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Bugeyeandy said:
streaky said:
Sticking notices on the vehicle might amount to criminal damage, if particularly difficult or costing money (e.g. purchase of solvent) to remove.

Smearing the vehicle in jam to attract wasps (although a tad early for them) might be assault.

Streaky
Really?
Indeed. The first is, I hope, obvious; the second relies upon the 'fear of harm' element ... "a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact". No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault.

Streaky
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