Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

interestrateripoff

Can't Do A 3 Point Turn Get Your Car Towed

Recommended Posts

Woman had her car towed away by Foreign Secretary's minders after her three-point turn became an embarrassing SEVEN-point turn and she almost hit their BMW
article-2709126-2015902800000578-277_636

The woman was forced to watch her black Seat be towed away after protection officers (bottom left) took action when her car apparently veered towards their black BMW outside Philip Hammond’s central London home. They had been waiting outside the property ready to escort the Foreign Secretary when the unfortunate incident unfolded. After the woman's three-point turn deteriorated into a seven-point turn (top left), the minders confronted her (centre) before confiscating her keys and searching her car. She was later forced to get the bus home after her car was towed away by a truck (right).

A bit of an over reaction?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your original quote says 'black Seat' but the picture clearly shows a Yaris. The DM article has now been amended to reflect the pictures.

Someone at the DM either doesn't know their cars, or the original pictures were of a Seat and they decided to use some different ones in the article.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the risk of taking this thread too seriously... :)

There are some ministerial posts (Foreign Secretary among them I would've thought) that are associated with a more substantial than the average level of security; armed agents, bullet-proof vehicles and what not.

It doesn't seem overly melodramatic to make sure the somewhat hapless driver isn't really a suicide bomber. She's probably more likely to be a poor, easily panicked driver than a terrorist, but then who isn't?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there more to this like licence or insurance issues if it got towed otherwise I can't really see why it wasn't in the best interests of all to point her in the right direction and send her on her way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Storm in a teacup.

Provided the officers covered the cost of the tow-truck and the taxi home it's not much more than a minor inconvenience.

If they didn't then it reflects somewhat poorly on the police.

Why they didn't just complete the turn for her and send her on her way.. Who knows. They must have thought the car was suspicious in some way and perhaps wanted to send it for full forensics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There must be more to the story. Possibly no tax or insurance, which could lead to seizure of the car.

I find it highly doubtful that they would seize the car just on the basis of the story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There must be more to the story. Possibly no tax or insurance, which could lead to seizure of the car.

I find it highly doubtful that they would seize the car just on the basis of the story.

That would make much more sense than the headline, although it would also be a total non-story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Article now states police saying woman did not have a driving licence (which also means she did not have insurance).

I would expect them also to be prosecuting her in due course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She tried to turn around, had problems, ministerial minders got concerned about security, called in police, other things came up as a result of the police checks, car was towed, woman walked home.

Makes a better story if you miss out all of the sensible bits though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   211 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.