Police criticised for Brinsworth bus road approach during floods
Brinsworth resident Kevin Milner said: “There were two police cars parked there to get anyone using that road at the weekend, when two of our three roads out were completely flooded.
“It’s despicable. They could pick any day of the week and park up outside any school around here and get people for parking problems, but they’re never bothered about that.
“When it’s chaotic because of the floods, they park two jam sandwiches at Wood Lane. Where’s the common sense?”
A police spokesperson said: “On Saturday, October 21, a traffic offence report was issued by an officer on routine patrol on Wood Lane, in relation to the misuse of the bus lane.
“Officers are currently reviewing the circumstances surrounding the issuing of this ticket, taking into account the circumstances in the area at the time.
“There has been an increased police presence in the area in recent days, and throughout the night, in order to provide support to those affected by the recent flooding, and we would encourage anyone with concerns to stop and speak to our officers.”