Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - Posted by Philip Harvey
In the UK, an unlicensed debt collector used an iron bar on a debtor who
refused to make a payment. The collector attended the debtors premises,
demanded 3000 pounds from a mechanic who had used the money to purchase
work tools. When payment could not be made, he pushed the debtor into
his house and then used an 18 inch iron bar and hit the debtor on the
body and legs.
The collector was jailed for 12 months for causing
actual bodily harm and ordered to pay 500 pounds in compensation and
5,000 pounds in costs.