A Welsh man has had £67k confiscated by the police because he couldn’t prove it was legitimate.
Police were called to his house following a report of an attempted break-in and found £67k in cash. The man said the money came from savings and selling German military memorabilia but couldn’t prove it so they got a court order for its confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
DC Phil Davies of South Wales Police said that “It is enough to show the cash is probably related to one of a number of kinds of activity, any one of which would have been unlawful, for example, cheating the revenue, trading in counterfeit goods, drug supply or falsely claiming state benefits.”
Probably? Since when was it good enough for someone to probably be breaking the law to be guilty? This man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and then released without charge. The constitution in England and Wales says that you are innocent until proven guilty and that it is illegal to force someone to forfeit their property unless they are convicted. This is unconstitutional and illegal. It is a breach of Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to peaceful enjoyment of their property.
Liebour has turned this country into a fucking police state. I hope this bloke appeals and takes the police to the cleaners. Fucking fascists.