The driver and MD of United Coaches and Minibuses who shocked people and staff after driving his coach up onto the pavement and blocked the entrance to the bank has spoken out and explained it was a protest.
Speaking to CN24 following the incident Mumtaz Rasool has explained why he did such a dramatic stunt.
Frustrated and angry Mr Rasool decided enough was enough after his account was closed by the bank and made the dramatic decision to close their branch.
For a while Mr Rasool had been dealing with NatWest after they closed a wrong account for the company meaning he was unable to run his business. His drivers and staff unable to be paid Mr Rasool felt he no option left after the bank kept saying they would help but nothing happened.
On one occasion Mr Rasool spent 45 minutes waiting for a bank manager who was unable to do anything and said someone from the bank would contact him later that day but no one called.
After hours and hours on the phone, more complaints online, emails back and forth and more representatives telling him to wait even longer the stress had reached such a level that caused Mr Rasool to act.
In a statement to CN24 Mr Rasool said:
“I am not sorry for my actions, my intentions were not to scare or frighten anybody, if I did so I apologise for that. My intentions were to block the door of the bank to stop them operating. Why should they be able to operate when I can’t, let them see what it’s like.”
But it appears Mr Rasool’s protest had the desired effect as the branch closed with the following notice:
Mr Rasool has also asked for any other customers who have been affected by bad service with NatWest to come forward and speak up about it. If you have had similar problems with your bank please let us know.
‘I don’t care it’s not my emergency’ says Horley resident after putting note on Police car responding to emergency
Surrey police have posted a photo of the note that was left by an irate resident.
Officer were rushing to reports of a distressed resident who was potentially being beaten up and also to an address where a child was.
The officers had parked in one residents space and upon returning to the vehicle found a note on the car.
Officer spoke to the resident and explained they were responding to an emergency but the response was:
“I DON’T CARE IT’S NOT MY EMERGENCY”
Surrey police have since said:
“We apologise for our inconsiderate parking during a potentially life threatening or death situation and we will try and be more aware next time. #SorryNotSorry”
In response to the post on their Facebook page other residents have added their own comments about the note saying:
“Park on my drive any time! We should support our emergency services not insult or criticise them”
“Imagine how miserable you’d have to be to act like that.“