Mum caught wrongly using disabled daughter's blue badge

By Gareth Dennison | 09/10/2018

Mum caught wrongly using disabled daughter's blue badge
Sheffield Magistrates' Court

A MUM who used her disabled daughter’s parking permit has been ordered to pay £530 by magistrates.

Julie Swallow (47) used the out-of-date blue badge at the Wellgate North car park in June.

She appealed the fine, which led to Rotherham Borough Council’s parking team making further enquiries.

The parking team established that the child had been in school at the time the badge had been used.

Cllr Denise Lelliott, cabinet member for jobs and the economy, said: “This is yet another example of this extremely antisocial crime. 

“Our officers are very alert to fraudulent use of blue badges and anyone using a blue badge in such a manner runs a high risk of being caught and prosecuted.

“The council will not tolerate such activities and will take legal action whenever it is in the public interest to do so.”

Swallow, of Greystones Road in Whiston, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday. She was fined £200 with £300 costs and £30 victim surcharge.

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