Audi sports car abandoned for weeks is finally clamped as DVLA say ‘tax it or lose it’
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An Audi abandoned on a village high street for weeks has been clamped by the DVLA in preparation to be removed.
The car was given a notice by Babergh District Council on Tuesday, October 10, where it was left on Hadleigh High Street.
The owner was then sent a notice informing them that the vehicle needed to be collected before it is disposed of.
The owner failed to do so within the time period and was unknowingly close to having their car disposed of.
However as the council were in the process of arranging collection, the DVLA stepped in.
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The council revealed that the Audi A4 Sport convertible was untaxed and therefore the DVLA is within its rights to remove the car themselves.
A spokesman for the DVLA said: "It's never been easier to tax your car - it's just a few clicks to do it online and you can do it 24 hours a day, you can also spread payments across the year by Direct Debit so there really is no excuse.
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"Having your vehicle clamped is expensive and inconvenient. Don't take the risk - tax it or lose it."
Whoever owns the car will need to pay £100 to have the car released and another £160 if they can't show the car has been taxed. The £16 can be refunded if the owner proves it is taxed within 15 days.
The fees climbs again if the release fee is not paid - the car is then impounded and it will cost £200 to reclaim and an extra £21 for ever dayt the DVLA hold it.
If the owner is out there, they may want to get in touch with the DVLA sooner rather than later.