PORTSMOUTH, England, May 28 (UPI) -- A private security company worker in England has been charged with interfering with police for clamping the wheels on two Royal Protection Squad cars.
To make matters worse, police officers responsible for guarding Queen Elizabeth II on an unscheduled visit to Portsmouth were inside their vehicles when the wheels were clamped, the Southern Daily Echo reports. The queen was in Portsmouth to have lunch on board a yacht owned by Sir Donald Gosling, a parking entrepreneur.
Gareth Andrews is also charged with failing to display his permit on his own dashboard while he was wielding his wheel clamps on Gunwarth Quays. He has a court date next week.
A police spokesman said the officers whose cars were clamped were unable to carry out their assigned responsibilities.
The wheel clamp also known as the boot or Denver boot, prevents an illegally parked car from being moved.