Police abandon pregnant woman when computer says NO

In a disgusting display of police arrogance, North Wales Police showed how real people will suffer when Police computer systems hold erroneous data.

A pregnant woman says she was left sobbing in the rain after police stopped her car and towed it away.

Helen Parry said North Wales Police wrongly thought she
had no insurance on her father's car, and gave her a £200 penalty with
six points on her licence.

Clwyd West MP David Jones, who says he has seen a valid insurance document, is to raise the issue in the Commons.

Ms Parry, 29, of Llandudno, has made an official complaint to the police, who said she could take the case to court.

Student nurse Mrs Parry, who is 20 weeks pregnant, said
police officers had stopped her in a roadside check in Deganwy, Conwy,
about 2.5 miles (4km) from her home.

The Daily Post newspaper said police would not accept she had valid insurance to drive her father's car.

She told the newspaper that police refused to take her back to her home even though she had told them she was pregnant.

The newspaper said she had to phone her mother Maureen Smith about five miles (8km) away in Rhos on Sea to fetch her.

Mrs Parry told the newspaper she was “hysterical” when the police took her car keys away.

“I was getting so cross. They just weren't listening to me,” she added.

When her mother arrived, they both watched in disbelief as the car was put on a pick-up truck and taken away.

Mrs Smith later had to pay £105 to get the car back.

Her MP said it was an example of how people were
having to prove their innocence against the sometimes erroneous word of
a computer.

He has written to chief constable Richard Brunstrom
seeking an explanation about the treatment of Mrs Parry and the
distress caused to her and her parents.

Mr Jones said he wanted to know why Mrs Parry's mother
had to pay for the recovery of the family car, which was being used
quite legally.

Mrs Smith said she had sent an official complaint to North Wales Police and wanted the chief constable to apologise.

In a statement North Wales Police said; “We can confirm that the vehicle was seized. “The driver of the vehicle can elect to have the case heard in court should they wish to dispute the matter.”


It seems that the need to obtain 'detections' and meet 'targets' above all else overrides the welfare of the public (I refuse to use the Orwellian term 'Citizen').

The NuLab policing policy – guilty until proven innocent. No apology, No Interest. Just meet targets.

NuLab – Destroyed Britain from the inside out.


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