A MOTORHOME that provoked a tent protest by New Age travellers in Backford has been crushed.
Autolift took the vehicle on behalf of the DVLA after it was seized on the M53 near Cheshire Oaks because its owners Prajna Pranab, 52, and 44-year-old ‘Kazz’ refuse to pay tax or get a valid MOT certificate.
They object to contributing tax to what they regard as a corrupt state.
Since Wednesday, July 4, the couple have been camped out at Autolift recovery yard in Backford, demanding the return of their home.
But last week they watched helplessly as the motorhome was driven away for destruction.
Autolift refused to comment but ‘Kazz’ said, after receiving calls and emails from friends of the couple, one member of staff at Autolift has taken time off with stress.
’Kazz’, who did a politics degree at the University of Liverpool, said: “We very much hope anyone who phoned or emailed the company did so in a loving and concerned manner.
“I can understand that people would feel angry toward the staff there for their ignorant and seemingly stubborn involvement in this outrage.
“But do not be outraged and please do not vent any anger on anyone; that would undermine what we are setting out to do and would not represent the way we travel through life: in peaceful non-compliance.
“We would be most sad if those who care for us and care about us did not show that same kindness and understanding to others as they show us. We do not wish any harm on Autolift or, indeed, anybody. All we request is that they learn the human cost of their actions, and we are here reflecting that.”