Mystery surrounds a car which has been left abandoned in Hoole , clamped and covered in abusive graffiti.
Those living nearby said the blue Ford Fiesta was undamaged when a DVLA clamp was placed on the front-left wheel last Friday (July 29).
At some stage on Monday night, the vehicle has born the brunt of a physical assault.
‘F*** you DVLA’ has been spray painted in bright red on the bonnet, along with a smiley face.
A door has been ripped off and left on the back seat, windows smashed and the interior completely ruined with more paint.
‘Good luck selling this DVLA’ has also been sprayed on to the roof.
Bodywork panels have been dented, wing mirrors torn off and the rear-left wheel left on blocks.
The carnage continues inside with a pile of glass shards lying in the front seat, the fabric slashed and bin bags full of rubbish left to fester.
It is not known who owns the car, which is on a pavement in Pipers Court, leaving locals to suspect it could have been dumped by someone from outside the area.
One resident simply said: “It doesn’t look great, does it?”
There is no tax disc visible behind the windscreen, but car taxing moved online last year.
The DVLA is able to clamp your car, and sometimes tow it instantly, if it is untaxed on a public road. The Fiesta has a 56 number plate, meaning it was registered between September 2006 and February 2007.
Cheshire West and Chester Council said it is not their responsibility to tow abandoned cars, meaning the DVLA will have to return.
Wheel clamps may also be used by bailiffs if you have debts to the council or have unpaid penalty charge notices.
The Chronicle contacted the DVLA about the car and is awaiting a response.
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