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Braintree: Cancer patient claims parking ticket is too harsh
1:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A cancer patient whose car was centimetres over a white line has been told to pay more than £80 in fines.
Michael Shirvington, 75, who is battling two forms of cancer, parked in the George Yard muti-storey to go and meet a friend in town.
As well as his letter showing he was awaiting a blue badge, he had also paid to park and initially thought there had been a mix up over how long he had been parked there.
He then discovered it was because his car back wheels were about 15 cm over the bay.
He has since tried to challenge the ticket, given to him on February 11, explaining he was undergoing chemotherapy but has now been sent an order for recovery of £82, including a £75 parking fine and £7 court registration fees.
Mr Shirvington, of Fleming Close, Braintree, said: “I think it is a bit harsh, especially for someone in my condition.
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