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‘Threatening’ driver prosecuted for blue badge misuse

PUBLISHED: 09:17 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 12 May 2017

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The convicted had displayed the badge of his deceased grandfather

Another driver in Bexley has been prosecured for misusing a blue badge, resulting in a fine and criminal record.

On December 16, Robert Hayes-Scott, 41, from Greenwich, displayed the badge, which had belonged to his grandfather who had passed away, to park his vehicle on a yellow line in Deepdene Road, Welling.

A Penalty Charge Notice was issued when it was established that the blue badge on display had been cancelled due to the badge holder’s death.

A spokesperson for the London Borough of Bexley added: “After the issuing officer had left, he was approached by Mr Hayes-Scott who questioned the issue of the notice while threatening and verbally abusing him.”

The events Mr Hayes-Scott outlined in his challenge against the notice contadicted those recorded by the officer on his body worn video.

The defendant appeared at Bexley Magistrates Court on April 10 and pleaded guilty to the offence of misusing the blue badge. He was ordered to pay £304 fine, £300 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Blue badge misuse can lead to a prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

It can also lead to confiscation of the badge.

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