Motorist fined for littering after throwing parking ticket at warden

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Motorist fined for littering after throwing parking ticket at warden

A disabled motorist has been fined for littering after throwing a penalty ticket at a traffic warden in frustration.

57-year-old grandfather Steven Jones returned to his car in Kingswinford, Dudley, to find a warden issuing the ticket.

Irritated that the warden had thrust the ticket into his hand rather than placing it onto the car, Mr Jones screwed the ticket up and threw it back in his face.

"He had slapped it into my hand. He then said 'I'm doing you for litter as well' – and now I have received a fine for littering," said Mr Jones to the Express and Star.

"I'll pay my £50 for illegal parking next week – but I won't pay the littering ticket."

The incident took place after Mr Jones left his Volkswagen Polo in a space away from the pay and display area of Kingswinford's Manor Park car park.

He claimed that there were no signs warning of any parking restrictions and so did not feel the need to display his disabled parking badge.

He has since lodged a complaint with Dudley Council, who merely said: "We issued Mr Jones with a £50 fixed penalty notice for littering after he was seen throwing the parking ticket.

"Littering in Dudley is an offence, without exception, and we work hard to try to keep the borough tidy."