A delivery driver is (or was about two hours ago anyway) engaged in a standoff with clampers who tried to clamp his van at the Keyhealth Medical Centre in Waltham Abbey.
The 22 year old had been delivering flowers to the doctor’s surgery and came out to find clamping staff from Citywatch attaching a clamp to his van. They then demanded a £460 release fee, before raising this to £1,100 after they called a tow truck. A further threat to increase the charge by £80 every half hour if payment wasn’t forthcoming was allegedly made.
Quite how a clamped vehicle becomes less of an obstruction is a mystery to me and the sooner the ban on private wheel clamping comes into force on 1 October, the better.