Monday 20th August 2018,
North Yorks Enquirer

SBC Bailiffs Assault Shop Owner

Clive’s Camera Cabin on Victoria Road in Scarborough is today closed after the owner of the shop, apparently an elderly gentleman, claimed that bailiffs, sent by Scarborough Borough Council, had punched him three times in the face while trying to collect monies for an unpaid Penalty Charge Notice.

The notice in the shop windows reads:

 SORRY FOR BEING CLOSED

BUT I DARE NOT OPEN MY SHOP DOOR AT

PRESENT, ON ACCOUNT OF BEING

THUMPED THREE TIMES IN THE FACE BY ONE

OF THE HIRED BAILIFFS OF SCARBOROUGH

BOROUGH COUNCIL FOR ILLICIT PARKING

TICKETS THAT THEY ARE DISHING OUT ON

THIS PART OF VICTORIA ROAD.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

WHICH THIS MAY CAUSE

 The notice goes on to display contact details, which we’ve removed from the picture, and ends with “I WILL BE BACK”. Also displayed in the window of the shop is the documentation pertaining the aforementioned unpaid penalty charge notice.

Given the poor state of road markings in that part of Victoria Road, and also taking into account the large number of penalty charge notices that are successfully challenged in the Borough, it will be interesting to find out whether Scarborough Borough Council has validly issued the Penalty Charge Notice in the first place. The odds appear to be stacked against them.

Article first posted to Real Whitby on May 2 2014.

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