It seems West Yorkshire Police have decided to do away with all that catching criminals malarkey.
They’ve set up their own protection racket.
Marcus Morris was told that police they had taken his VW Polo because the open window - which he had accidentally left down - meant the vehicle was at risk of theft.
I’m not sure of the bit in the Police Act that give them the right to do this sort of thing. But there’s plenty in law elsewhere about what constitutes theft and demanding money with menace. (The menace being I presume he was told his car would be scrapped if he didn’t pay)
I wonder if Cleggeron is going to do something about the unelected ACPO and other Senior police officers who just seem to make the rules up as they go along.
Still it reminded me of this ( the bit I’m talking about starts at 1:35)