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Crushing revenge

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Crushing revenge

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Postby bungeejumper » September 12th, 2017, 5:25 pm

Just a little teensy bit. :lol: Don't mess with the army.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... bury-plain

I did like the way it bounced back upright, though. Shades of Top Gear's indestructible Hilux there. Or maybe it was Schwarzenegger who left it there?

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Re: Crushing revenge

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Postby Clitheroekid » September 12th, 2017, 10:33 pm

Entertaining, but morally indefensible. I can never see the merit in destroying perfectly serviceable vehicles just because the owner has done something illegal.

Why can't they simply confiscate the vehicles and sell them at auction, thereby avoiding a disgraceful waste of resources while at the same time raising some cash for the enforcement agency?

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Re: Crushing revenge

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Postby DrFfybes » September 13th, 2017, 12:49 pm

The Police do sell on confiscated vehicles.

However, some quads can be bought for sub £600 brand new, though we don't know about this one. If it was a cheap one that had been abused, broken, and dumped then likely it wasn't worth the hassle.

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Re: Crushing revenge

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Postby bungeejumper » September 13th, 2017, 1:10 pm

All points well taken. But surely, there are zero publicity points for the police in sending off a confiscated vehicle for auction, and plenty for letting the world watch as you chop it into pieces?

In this case, as Dr F says, we don't know anything about the quad bike. It may have been dumped, dead or stolen. And (barring the latter) it might not have been a police issue at all but an act of trespass on army land - where, for all I know, different rules might have applied?

O/T, but a very long time ago one of my near-neighbours bought a Range Rover at a police auction. It had been seized from the home of "Goldfinger" John Palmer, who had melted down the spoils from the Brinks-Mat bullion robbery in his garden. Never in the history of motoring has a vehicle been so assiduously vacuumed, dismantled and checked for hidden compartments. :lol: (He found nothing. Well, that's his story anyway.)

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