Five Blue Badge fraudsters caught in South Harrow

Harrow Times: Five Blue Badge fraudsters caught Five Blue Badge fraudsters caught

Five people were caught using blue badges illegally as part of an operation by council officers.

Harrow Borough Council staff and police officers carrying out an operation in Northolt Road found the drivers falsely displaying the badges, which are meant for people with disabilities.

One woman was found misusing her son's badge and also suspected of driving on provisional licence, and faces a £1,000 fine.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for community safety, said: “Blue badges are used by some of the most vulnerable people in our community and the majority use them as they are intended - a vital lifeline for ensuring disabled people can access places like shops and doctors surgeries.

“Unfortunately there is a minority of people who try to abuse the system and where this happens we will take action.

“Operations like this, as well as others carried out on the day, are so successful because of the strong partnership we have with the police and other agencies and we will continue to work with our partners to tackle issues like this.”

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10:23pm Wed 18 Jun 14

surfnutt says...

Tip of the Blue Badge iceberg abolish this now!
Tip of the Blue Badge iceberg abolish this now! surfnutt
  • Score: 1

12:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Roger89 says...

Name and Shame with their photos these offenders.
Name and Shame with their photos these offenders. Roger89
  • Score: 9

1:20pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Cllr Susan Hall says...

Roger89 I completely agree. Justin well done to you and your team and the Police that were involved. The partnership working between Council Police and other agencies delivers so much for the benefit of Harrow residents, thank you to all involved.
Roger89 I completely agree. Justin well done to you and your team and the Police that were involved. The partnership working between Council Police and other agencies delivers so much for the benefit of Harrow residents, thank you to all involved. Cllr Susan Hall
  • Score: 1

7:30am Sun 22 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Oh Justin well done, lets set you up some easy target motorists and you can do your thing PC Hall....

Instead of catching real criminals who cheat our benefits system and housing etc etc... easy target motorists sitting still waiting for you to pounce...
Oh Justin well done, lets set you up some easy target motorists and you can do your thing PC Hall.... Instead of catching real criminals who cheat our benefits system and housing etc etc... easy target motorists sitting still waiting for you to pounce... diligaf
  • Score: 8

11:06am Sun 22 Jun 14

pravinshah1 says...

The rules of the blue badge should be changed. At the moment if one has a blue badge, no parking fee is charged. This should be replaced with the same parking fee as any motorist as the person entitled on blue badge receives mobility allowance or some other care benefits.
The rules of the blue badge should be changed. At the moment if one has a blue badge, no parking fee is charged. This should be replaced with the same parking fee as any motorist as the person entitled on blue badge receives mobility allowance or some other care benefits. pravinshah1
  • Score: -1

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