BMW 3-Series Seized And Crushed Accidentally By Welsh Council

Following a three day stay in the hospital for ankle surgery, a Flintshire man arrived home only to find his BMW 323 gone from his parking space.

According to an ombudsman report, there was no evidence that the Flintshire council even tried to identify the owner of the car, which has been described as “utter ineptitude” by the man. Now, the council must pay him £2,750 ($3,600) for the car as well as for time taken to resolve the matter.

The owner of the car, referred to only as Mr G, reportedly paid £14,000 ($18,000) for his British racing green 3-Series in 2004, and has since spent £2,500 ($3,280) on a new engine and braking system, as reported by the BBC. While the report doesn’t specify the model year, we deduce that the car must have been an E46 model.

“I was utterly horrified and so confused because I couldn’t understand why they took away a vehicle that was registered to me at my address,” said the man, who also claims to have had about £2,000 ($2,600) worth of tools in the trunk of this car.

After reporting that his car is missing, officers went on to discover what had actually happened.

Apparently, a council officer claimed that a DVLA vehicle database search did not identify the vehicle’s registered keeper, even though a later report indicated that no such search ever took place. At the same time, no statutory notice was provided to the car’s owner, informing him about any intent of having the vehicle removed.

“This is as classic a case of maladministration as I have witnessed in four years of office,” stated public services ombudsman for Wales, Nick Bennett.

Thankfully, Mr G will at least receive some compensation for what he had to endure, as we can only imagine the frustration of having your car seized and destroyed out of the blue.

  • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

    A 3 Series… Where’s the crime???

    • chuck2

      Eh,, I got a 335IS with some mods ace.. You wanna do some laps?

  • D3X

    Oops.

  • tbonesteak33

    So he loses about 20K in value and the local gov only wants to pay him a fraction of what was destroyed? He should sue the crap out of them.

    • biturboism

      He bought it in 2004 for 18k. Now its barely worth scrap value (+ the tools in the trunk)

      • tbonesteak33

        I don’t think the current value is relevant at all. A crime was committed here. He should be compensated for every dollar that was spent in the car. As far as I’m concerned, they should buy have a brand new M340i.

      • Jiminecricket

        book value is not always that cut and dry…if you spend a lot of time and money to keep a car pristine and reliable you will never be able to buy another car in that condition for book value money….

    • Ary Wisesa

      Agree with you. The gov must give him the same car for replacement, not only cash that probably can’t buy an actual car. A car for a car. To be exact: a BMW 323i for a BMW 323i. Plus the tools of course.

  • TheHake

    £2,000 of tools, a bag of diamonds worth £200,000 and his dog…

  • ksegg

    Is there a single government on this god forsaken planet that actually has their shit together?

    I feel like we’re screwed on a planetary scale, run by complete morons and imbeciles.

    • Dude

      Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Switzerland seem to have good governments. So basically you have to go where it’s cold.

      • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

        Finland is struggling with a demonic currency thrust on them by former communists by a globalist superstate and Denmark and Norway are suffering due to uncontrolled immigration. Ever visited? I have. I wouldn’t want to live in any of those three!

        Switzerland is the only one on your list that is half-decent.

        • Dude

          “demonic currency thrust on them by former communists by a globalist superstate”

          Who let you out of your straitjacket?

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            So you think the Euro has had a positive impact on Europe? 😂😂😂

          • Dude

            Where did I say that? I was pointing out how crazy and vapid your comment is. You could’ve talked about any of the actual difficulties those countries are facing with a modicum of nuance or intelligence but you didn’t and I’m not sure you can.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            So you attack people for their comments, but have no opinion yourself? Hilarious! You beta-cuck scum are so pathetic.

          • Dude

            If you feel so attacked by someone pointing out your stupidity then maybe you’re too sensitive for the internet. I don’t need to state my own opinion to call someone talking about demon money a loon.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            Says you, Beta-Cuck.

          • Dude

            Lmao is that really all you have? I didn’t mean to hurt you that bad lol

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            You go back to your fake-news, dodgy-science and far-left principles. Nobody will take you seriously. 😂😂😂

          • Dude

            Mr demon money is talking about being taken seriously. That’s rich. Messing with you is fun man; I have to thank you.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            Messing with me by making yourself look like a fool? What fun!

  • Mr. EP9

    Idiots should compensate for the full value of his car. They didn’t do their jobs properly and now he’s the one that got screwed over.

  • tbonesteak33

    This honestly looks like it has personal written all over it. It reads almost as if the cop had a personal grievance against this guy and wanted to hit him where it hurts. It seems unrealistic to me that someone simply “forgot” to look up the car in the database, especially since the car was sitting in the driveway of the man’s residence. And of course the police are covering it up.

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