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Dumped cars plan near completion

Abandoned car
A special constable could be responsible for abandoned cars

An initiative to deal with the ongoing issue of abandoned cars in Guernsey could be finalised this summer.

Currently, if a vehicle is dumped on private land it cannot be moved as it is deemed someone else's property.

The Home Department, Environment and Public Services have worked with police to simplify the removal of vehicles.

Deputy Francis Quin said it is hoped to give police the power to decide whether a vehicle has been abandoned and authorise its removal.

"The lead will be taken by police and the Home Department and we hope things could be finalised by August," Mr Quin told BBC News.

He said a special constable or warden could be appointed to deal with the issue.

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