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    Defender110
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    Hi I’m new to site but have been stealth camping in towns for a while now, i have a defender comercil converted in the back as camper no side windows, i usually use council car parks. Recently I have been knocked up in be middle of the night by the police, the usual question is what am I doing. My reply is I was sleeping what’s the problem . They then ak for my details and then after checking I’m not a escaped convict they leave, can anyone advise me to what the legal situation is , can they wake you up just cause your parked up

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    mgroadster
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    TBH, yes they can. Anyone
    TBH, yes they can. Anyone kipping in a council car pk (or anywhere for that matter) could be of interest to them. Before I converted my LWB high top Transit, I was using it for long distance courier work, which involved me sleeping overnight in it. I used to park up with lorries etc on trading estates, but sometimes as they start up at circa 4am, one night I decided to park in a quiet area in a village.(curtains round the cab windows).
    bang, bang, bang on the door at about midnight, and 4! policemen. Asked me who I was, what I was doing etc and once proved, they went.
    They told me there had been a spate of burglaries in the area, and needed to check me out.
    For all they know, you could be a wanted man, and that’s another reason they do it, if the vehicle doesn’t look quite like “the norm” for sleeping in.

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    mgroadster
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    TBH, yes they can. Anyone
    TBH, yes they can. Anyone kipping in a council car pk (or anywhere for that matter) could be of interest to them. Before I converted my LWB high top Transit, I was using it for long distance courier work, which involved me sleeping overnight in it. I used to park up with lorries etc on trading estates, but sometimes as they start up at circa 4am, one night I decided to park in a quiet area in a village.(curtains round the cab windows).
    bang, bang, bang on the door at about midnight, and 4! policemen. Asked me who I was, what I was doing etc and once proved, they went.
    They told me there had been a spate of burglaries in the area, and needed to check me out.
    For all they know, you could be a wanted man, and that’s another reason they do it, if the vehicle doesn’t look quite like “the norm” for sleeping in.

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    Owelly
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    Plod.
    We’ve only been disturbed by the BiB once. We were parked in a remote layby and had just settled for the night. It would be about 10pm, the kids were asleep so it was pointless for us to be awake!
    I heard a car pull up behind us and it was sat with the engine ticking over for about five minutes, then I heard footsteps and a knock on the drivers door window. Plod asked the what I was doing, where was I from and who was in the van. I answered his questions and passed him my wallet which contained my drivers licence, bank cards, work pass, etc. he asked how long we intended to stay. I said we’d be there “until we’d eaten our breakfast unless that was a problem?”
    He seemed happy with us and off he went.
    I’m happy to play ball as it’s us that are out of the ordinary.

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    Owelly
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    Plod.
    We’ve only been disturbed by the BiB once. We were parked in a remote layby and had just settled for the night. It would be about 10pm, the kids were asleep so it was pointless for us to be awake!
    I heard a car pull up behind us and it was sat with the engine ticking over for about five minutes, then I heard footsteps and a knock on the drivers door window. Plod asked the what I was doing, where was I from and who was in the van. I answered his questions and passed him my wallet which contained my drivers licence, bank cards, work pass, etc. he asked how long we intended to stay. I said we’d be there “until we’d eaten our breakfast unless that was a problem?”
    He seemed happy with us and off he went.
    I’m happy to play ball as it’s us that are out of the ordinary.

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