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Welling blue badge cheat must pay more than £600 after pleading guilty

PUBLISHED: 16:45 30 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:46 30 June 2016

Bexley Magistrates Court

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He pleaded guilty in writing to Bexley Magistrates Court

A WELLING man must pay over £600 after pleading guilty to misusing a disabled badge when the holder was not present.

Jason Hards, of Montrose Avenue, displayed his wife’s blue badge while visiting a nearby restaurant in Bellegrove Road, on February 5.

Bexley magistrates fined Hards £300 and he must pay £300 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

David Bryce-Smith, Bexley’s deputy director for Public Protection, Housing and Public Realm said: “Our crackdown on Blue Badge misuse continues to intensify and drivers who abuse the scheme should be warned that it is only a question of time before they are caught. We would urge badge holders and anyone driving on their behalf to reacquaint themselves with the scheme rules and make sure they are using the badge accordingly.”

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