Motorists angry at the ever increasing use of speed cameras on Britain's roads are starting to turn to direct action to vent their frustration.
Irate drivers have set fire to, shot at, burned, spray-painted and even dug up Gatsos across the country. Even the one that's the UK's most profitable - at the southern end of the M11 in Essex hasn't escaped, with a lorry being deliberately reversed into it.
But a spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers warned: "Offenders could face a £2,000 fine and up to six months in jail if they're caught." Supporters of direct action are undeterred, and warn what you see here is only the tip of the iceberg. With another 1,000 cameras scheduled to go up in the next few years, they are adamant the fight will go on. They even plan to use plastic explosive C4!
Captain Gatso, spokesman for campaign group Motorists Against Detection, said "Ordinary motorists see the cameras for what they are - a revenue-raising tactic and, in the majority of cases, not for road safety. Over recent months, groups like ours have begun working with similar groups around Britain, and you will see more co-ordinated action in the months to come."