There is an article on bbc news today about a prolific fly tipper who has had his van seized and crushed.
Agreed he is a low life who totally deserves to have his van seized. But to crush it? I don't understand why vehicles such as this could not be donated to charity or something similar. This was a large transit van. I imagine a lot of charities could benefit from a free van. It just seems so wasteful
I read an article today about cars that get impounded by DVLA for non payment of tax. It said if the car isn't likely to get much at auction or isn't worth making roadworthy, any valuable parts are sold and the rest of the car is crushed. Maybe they did something similar here
Possibly. They did say they were making an example of him. And they didn't mention parts being removed before. I still think though that if they are roadworthy but not worth selling they could donate it to something. It just seems such a waste to destroy something that could still be useful to someone.
I doubt that someone with no regard for where they dump their crap (someone dumped a pile of fridges outside the NRM in Shildon, last year) would be particularly careful about maintaining the value and roadworthiness of their white van.