Parking fine hero is cut down to size by comedy-named judge
Last week, we covered the legal odyssey of Neil Herron, a man on a mission to get thousands of parking tickets overturned due to what he believed were invalid Controlled Parking Zones in his home town of Sunderland.
Neil’s case was heard in the High Court last week, but if you’re sitting there with a bunch of parking tickets classed tightly into your fist, waiting for us to give you the green light to get your refunds, you’re out of luck.
A judge, Mr Justice Bean (heh heh, Mr Bean!) said his case was “entirely based on technicality and utterly devoid of merit” and slung Neil out on his ear without actually literally slinging him out on his ear.
So unless Neil appeals the decision to a higher power, that’s that, and hundreds of fearful traffic wardens can breathe a little easier, knowing that there won’t be a mass revolt against them and their authority. For now…
You can find out more about Neil Herron’s Controlled Parking Zone argument here.