It won't. But this will:
A mother had to pay £150 to recover her car from a police compound.So, why the bill? And why did the police have her car?
But Sarah McDonald- Lee hadn't been parked illegally and there was nothing wrong with her car.
Her 'crime' was to see her little daughter being driven away at high speed during a carjacking.As you would.
Fortunately three-year-old Sophie and the car were traced within 20 minutes - and Mrs McDonald-Lee has nothing but praise for how officers handled the terrifying incident.
But her relief and joy has turned to anger. After the Vauxhall Zafira was towed away for forensic examination a terse letter arrived from the recovery firm hired by Nottinghamshire Police.She paid (well, she needs the car) and is now lodging a complaint.
It said Mrs McDonald-Lee had to pay £150 to get her car back because it had been 'abandoned'. It also warned she could be charged £20-a-day storage.
Thinking it was all a mistake, she contacted police, only to be told that it was 'policy' to charge owners for vehicle recovery.
She shouldn't need to.
A police spokesman said the force had a policy requiring owners to pay when abandoned vehicles were recovered from the roadside. The spokesman added: 'These matters are set down in legislation.'Oh, FFS..! Robocop had more humanity and concern for the customer...
If the legislation really does allow this, then the legislation needs to be changed.