Britain’s Most Outrageous Parking Tickets

The Daily Mail has compiled a list of Great Britain’s ten most unreasonable parking fines of all time. Here’s a sample:

It was a terrifying ordeal for Fred Holt, 77, when he went to the bank and two masked men burst in brandishing an axe and a machete.

The robbers held the axe to a young cashier’s throat while money was handed over, and the customers were forced to lie on the floor. Later, they had to give statements to police.

It seems traffic wardens had not listened when officers told them about the raid and asked them not to issue tickets. Mr Holt found a £30 parking ticket pinned to his windscreen for staying 20 minutes longer than allowed.

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