A fisherman had his car towed away because the maggots in his Chrysler Neon had hatched into flies. A passer-by who saw swarms of flies inside George Willis’s car called police, fearing that a rotting corpse was inside. Police smashed the back window to gain access and discovered that the flies were not feasting on a mouldering body, but had hatched from a pot of maggots that Willis had left in the car. Unable to contact the owner, police impounded the car. Willis, from North Walsham, Norfolk, was landed with a £150 towing fee plus £20 a day storage costs. A police spokesman claimed that the car, which had a flat tyre, appeared abandoned and a “vast amount of flies” were buzzing around inside. He added: “The officer had genuine concerns about what could have been in the vehicle.” Willis is less sympathetic because he cannot afford to pay for its return but still faces a £75 fee for having the car scrapped. “The police made my vehicle insecure by breaking into it. They should pay, not me,” he said.