Car seized for no insurance after driver parks in disabled bay

A car was seized for no insurance after the driver alerted police by parking in a disabled bay.

North Yorkshire Police said the Vauxhall Astra was seen pulling into a disabled parking space by a student officer at Princes Gate, Catterick Garrison.

A spokesman said: “Suspicious that the driver shouldn’t be using such a space checks were carried out.

“No insurance data was shown for the car.”

The driver’s insurance company revealed they had made numerous attempts to contact the owne via phone and email without response to tell him their attempts to take payment from his bank had been declined so the policy was cancelled.

The driver elwas reported for having no insurance and the car was seized.