The obnoxious cop attended a peaceful parking matter, on private land. The cop turned to intimidation and obstruction of the land owner after being repeatedly told to leave the private land.
The cop even tried to assist the Ormskirk parking pest from making off without paying, but after being told to get off the private land, the cranky cop couldn’t leave it there.
The cop demanded the land owner show him his private deeds to his private land. When this was refused, the cheeky cop sat on the land owners car bonnet calling him ‘weird’.
The land owner then needed to tell PC 5417, twice to got off his car, after which, the pesky plod said in a derogatory way, “it doesn’t look like it belongs to anyone‘!
5417 was obstructing the land owner who was trying to deal with a private & civil parking matter on his own private land. The police had no involvement but persisted in acting like the gestapo
PC 5417 continued to intimidate the land owner, accusing him of a criminal offence of Obstruction. The offence he appeared to be referring to was Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980.
Once challenged that obstruction was on private land, the constable was asked to explain offence alleged. The clueless cop said he did not need to explain the ‘nitty gritty‘ [of the law] to the person he just accused of an offence.
Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980 states;
“If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway he is guilty of an offence”
At no time was the land owner wilfully obstructing free passage on a highway, he was obstructing a car parked on his private land by an inconsiderate driver who though it okay to ignore no parking signs and park for 9 hours without payment.
The cop was trying to intimidate the landowner in any way he could. It is alleged the cop was trying to provoke a reaction to give him an excuse to aggravate the situation.
It was however, ironic that the cop falsely accused the land owner of obstruction of a unlawfully park car. He gave no consideration to the 9 hours of obstruction of the landowner, or the fact the cop had tried to help the female driver make off without paying.
PC 5147 continued to trespass on private land and going on to further insult the land owner (in front of the driver) saying he was unreasonable. This undermined the land owner who was pursuing the reasonable sum of only £10 for 9 hours unauthorised usage of his private land.
Once PC 5417 was defeated, he sneaked a tenner of his own cash to the female driver when he was off camera, thus paying for her parking fee.