A wrecked car which sent a challenge to the DVLA after being left smashed up in Hoole has been towed away.
The untaxed Fiesta was first clamped on July 29 after being left hanging off a pavement in Pipers Court.
A few days after it was the subject of a physical assault.
‘F*** you DVLA’ was spray painted on the bonnet along with ‘Good luck selling this DVLA’ graffitied on the roof.
The vandals did at least add a smiley face.
Windows were smashed, the interior torn up and a door was ripped off and left on the back seat.
A week later, DVLA contractors arrived to face the graffiti and impound the car.
Residents in Pipers Court had said it was still a ‘mystery’ as to who owned the vehicle or their motivations behind destroying it.
A group of men wielding sledgehammers had been spotted causing for the damage.
At the same time they had been reportedly been ‘tidy vandals’ and cleaned up their own mess.
Inside the defaced Fiesta a pile of glass shards was on the front seat, the fabric was slashed and bin bags full of rubbish were left to fester.
'Majority of motorists tax correctly and on time'
Its MOT expired on January 7, 2014, but a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) is in place for it.
This allows the vehicle to be kept on private property despite not being taxed, but not left on a public road such as Pipers Court.
A DVLA spokeswoman said: “The overwhelming majority of motorists tax correctly and on time.
“DVLA operates a range of measures to make vehicle tax easy to pay and hard to avoid, including online vehicle taxing and Direct Debit.
“We also continue to send reminder letters to vehicle keepers, which is why it is so important they notify DVLA of a change of address or keeper.
“It is right that we take action against those who don’t tax their vehicles and then drive them otherwise it wouldn’t be fair to those who do the right thing.
“Clamping is one of a range of measures we use to make sure these untaxed vehicles are not driven on the road.”
Once a car has been clamped, it costs £100 to get it released. There is an additional £160 surity fee, which is refundable, if the owner cannot show the vehicle has been taxed.
If the release cost is not paid within 24 hours, then the car will be impounded.
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