999 man’s fury over too-keen clam­per

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A CAR clam­per called an am­bu­lance to help a mo­torist he had tar­geted – but then con­tin­ued to clamp his ve­hi­cle as he was sent to hospi­tal gasp­ing for air.

Paul Wise­man had pulled over in a no-park­ing zone when he started to feel un­well but was tar­geted by an em­ployee of Carstop­pers Ltd, as soon as he stopped.

The 55-year-old dad-of-two claimed he tried to stop em­ployee Gareth Evans clamp­ing his ve­hi­cle but was so ill that he slumped against his Mercedes van while he was strug­gling for breath.

Mr Wise­man, of Keigh­ley, West Yorks., says Mr Evans then paused to call an am­bu­lance but con­tin­ued to clamp the van as Mr Wise­man was rushed away with blue lights flash­ing from the scene in Skip­ton, North Yorks., on March 14.

Mr Wise­man said: “I wasn’t in any fit state to con­trol what was go­ing on and to take ad­van­tage of some­one in my po­si­tion is de­spi­ca­ble.

Mr Wise­man was in hospi­tal un­til around 5pm. He is now await­ing the re­sults of tests.

A Carstop­pers spokesman said the in­ci­dent was recorded on video and he was con­fi­dent the clamp­ing was car­ried out within the law.

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