Fine for disabled badge misuse

Blue badge Published: Thursday, 14th June 2018

Magistrates have told a Whitecross man he will have to pay £170 after he improperly used a disabled parking badge.

Neil Hanmer, 41, of Whitecross Road, pleaded guilty to one charge at Warrington Magistrates Court on 6th June after an investigation by Warrington Borough Council officers.

Mr Hanmer misused the blue disabled badge, while the vehicle was parked on double yellow lines, without the blue badge holder being present.

The court fined him £40 and he will have to pay £100 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Cllr Russ Bowden, executive board member for corporate finance, said:  “It is a criminal offence to use a blue badge that does not belong to you and we will continue to prosecute these offenders.”

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