War vet­er­ans ‘tar­geted’ by traf­fic war­den

Midweek Sport - - GADGET BOY -

JOB­SWORTH traf­fic war­dens slapped war vet­er­ans with park­ing tick­ets – on ARMED FORCES DAY.

Mo­torists – many of them dis­abled – re­turned to find they had been hit with £70 fines fol­low­ing a trib­ute cel­e­bra­tion in Queens Park, Stoke-on-Trent.

Around 3,000 peo­ple at­tended the event and some were forced to park on a grass verge af­ter spa­ces filled up.

Those that did – mostly el­derly peo­ple and blue badge hold­ers – re­turned to their cars to find park­ing tick­ets on their windscreens.

And they claimed job­sworth war­dens tar­geted vet­er­ans.

Dennis Mor­ley, 75, fumed: “You had peo­ple at­tend­ing on crutches and in wheel­chairs who had been in­jured serv­ing their coun­try.”

Stoke coun­cil­lor Ruth Rose­nau said: “It is im­por­tant mo­torists park safely and legally.” He’s a mil­lion-sell­ing artist turned ac­tor, she’s a Hol­ly­wood A-lister. To­gether, they’re one of the hottest celeb cou­ples around… But what would their kid look like?

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