Dorset Police Biasedness and Ignorance at Pirates Lane, they make the rules up as they go along.
Dorset Police up to their old tricks again, this time they are trying to protect one of their alleged informers who is wrecking a hedge occupied by nesting birds.
- (1) A person who intentionally or recklessly removes, or causes or permits another person to remove, a hedgerow in contravention of regulation 5(1) or (9) is guilty of an offense.
- (2) A person who contravenes or fails to comply with regulation 6(2) is guilty of an offense.
- (3) Hedgerows to which these Regulations apply are prescribed for the purposes of section 97(4)(d) of the 1995 Act (which relates to offenses triable either way).
- (4) A person guilty of an offense under paragraph (1) shall be liable—
- (a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; or
- (b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.
Dorset police have confirmed by email that the above is not the case. The man cutting the hedge lives nearby illegally in a field in contravention of of an enforcement notice to vacate the land. The woman in the video that you see jammed between the car and the stone wall in Pirates Lane Weymouth has a long medical history of suffering with panic attacks and has recently undergone a hip replacement but instead of bringing a prosecution for out of season hedge cutting that can attract a £5000 fine they choose to attempt or suggest that they may have to bring charges of assault for touching a man wheeling a petrol driven hedge cutter.
Chief Constable Debbie Simpson is fully aware of this and chooses to do nothing.
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