Blue Badge fraudsters caught during Harrow Borough Council crackdown

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Eight people suspected of misusing disabled parking badges were caught on Thursday in a crackdown on Blue Badge fraud.

The alleged offences involved displaying blue badges which belonged to ‘friends and family’. 

All eight received fixed penalty notices of £30, or £55 for parking while displaying the badges in contravention of the scheme.

Badges were voluntarily handed over to Harrow Borough Council enforcement officers who worked in partnership with the police during the one-day crackdown in St John’s and Lyon Road.

PThe prpetrators will be interviewed by council fraud officers and a decision whether to take legal action against them will be taken afterwards.

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4:30pm Mon 4 Feb 13

surfnutt says...

Tip of the Iceberg, Its about time the whole blue badge scheme was overhauled, Its been abused for years also i do not see why genuine blue badge holders who park on meters get away with parking for free if you can afford a nice car surely you can pay to park it?
Tip of the Iceberg, Its about time the whole blue badge scheme was overhauled, Its been abused for years also i do not see why genuine blue badge holders who park on meters get away with parking for free if you can afford a nice car surely you can pay to park it? surfnutt
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2:42pm Tue 5 Feb 13

pricklypilgrim says...

I wouldn't want anyone to think that I'm not overjoyed by this clamp-down, but... only 8? As one who is genuinely (and visibly) physically disabled, I've lost count of the number of times that I have been forced to park further away from my destination... only to see the so-called disabled person leaping into or out of 'their' car, with no sign of disability. Granted, there *are* disabilities that are not immediately obvious, but the scheme *is* being abused.
I wouldn't want anyone to think that I'm not overjoyed by this clamp-down, but... only 8? As one who is genuinely (and visibly) physically disabled, I've lost count of the number of times that I have been forced to park further away from my destination... only to see the so-called disabled person leaping into or out of 'their' car, with no sign of disability. Granted, there *are* disabilities that are not immediately obvious, but the scheme *is* being abused. pricklypilgrim
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