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Ex-cop convicted of harassment in 30-year vendetta clamper | Great Britain | news

Vaughan Evans, 61, was said to have called Ted Evans, 82, “childish” and a “pervert” over their fight in the Yorkshire village of Haworth.

It is alleged he assaulted Mr Evans outside his workplace and uploaded videos of The Devil’s Clamper to YouTube.

Ted Evans was said to have suffered “anxiety and distress” over the offences. In 2013, he won a civil judgment against Evans, who is not related.

The officer was subsequently dismissed from West Yorkshire Police and agreed to sign an undertaking not to disturb the victim, his wife or children and not to publish any other defamatory statements.

But Ted Evans was forced to secure a second ban last year, then complained when Evans continued to harass him online.

Vaughan Evans, from Keighley, West Yorks, denied any wrongdoing at Tameside Magistrates’ Court but was convicted of harassment.

He was given a 12-month restraining order banning him from contacting the Evans family or posting anything about them online. He was also ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £395.

The row began in 1991 when retired JP Ted Evans, whose family owns a car park in Haworth, started clamping down on cars.

Prosecutor Richard Blackburn said: “There is a sense of vendetta that started in 1991 when compression was introduced.”

“It was a very controversial move in the village which led to a crown court case where the complainant’s son was accused of assaulting the defendant.”

“The appellant’s son was acquitted, and the defendant does not seem to have forgotten about that and other things that happened.



Ex-cop convicted of harassment in 30-year vendetta clamper | Great Britain | news

Source Ex-cop convicted of harassment in 30-year vendetta clamper | Great Britain | news

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