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Havering Council on Channel 5 debt collecting documentary Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

PUBLISHED: 09:56 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 21 April 2017

Debt collectors visited Havering Council to collect a debt worth more than £12,000 on last night's episode of Can't Pay, We'll Take it Away! on Channel 5. Picture: Channel 5

Debt collectors visited Havering Council to collect a debt worth more than £12,000 on last night's episode of Can't Pay, We'll Take it Away! on Channel 5. Picture: Channel 5

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The spotlight was on Havering Council last night as they appeared on a Channel 5 documentary on debt collecting.

Debt collectors Steve Pinner and Max Carracher was seen visiting Havering Town Hall on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! to collect a debt of £12, 413.94.

The local authority was taken to court by a private landlord after their property was damaged by a benefit tenant.

After losing an appeal, the officers were on their way to collect the full amount and court costs.

Just over 33 minutes into the episode, Steve and Max waste no time in clamping the Mayor of Havering’s limo but after being told they were not allowed to take the vehicle, they instead clamp one of the council’s white vans.

After making arrangements with the council’s legal team for payment, both of the cars were left alone.

Debt collector Steve said: “Debt discriminates against nobody.

“No matter where you are in life, whether you are on the lowest run on the ladder or at the top of the ladder.”

But before the pair leave, they are handed a ticket for parking illegally.

Steve said: “I suppose that’s karma really - you win some you lose some.”

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