Car clamper faces ASBO

A car clamper accused of intimidating motorists is set to be the first in Britain to get an ASBO.

Hundreds of drivers have complained over several years about the methods used by the Carstoppers clamping firm at the beauty spot of Haworth, West Yorkshire.

The firm once immobilised a car while the driver was asleep inside and clamped a minibus taking special needs pupils on a country ride, reports the Daily Mail.

Carstoppers once won the Dick Turpin award for being the country’s worst clampers.

Now one of the company’s employees George McDicken, 38, is facing an interim ASBO order.

He is accused of “intimidating and aggressive” behaviour by the authorities seeking the order.

The move follows hundreds of complaints to police and Bradford Council about Carstoppers. Traders in Haworth have long complained that over-zealous clamping is affecting the Bronte village’s tourist trade.

A Bradford Council spokesman said: “The ASBO application has been brought following numerous complaints to the police and ourselves over a long period of time.

“The case is not actually against clamping, which is legal, it is the behaviour that goes with it.”

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