Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Angry Motorist Has His 'Spray' after Getting Parking Ticket

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Angry Motorist Has His 'Spray' after Getting Parking Ticket

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A MOTORIST who got a ticket after leaving his car in what he thought was a legitimate parking space decided to warn others - with spray paint.

Witnesses said the man, who had parked while shopping at Tesco in Ramsbottom, pulled out a can and sprayed 'not a space'.

There is a faded white line, apparently representing the edge of a parking area, close to double yellow lines. After spotting the penalty notice on his windscreen, the driver decided to take matters into his own hands.

Parking has been an issue for residents and shoppers alike in Ramsbottom town centre for many years, according to Coun Rob Hodkinson.

He said: "Cars do park there on a regular basis but it is not a parking bay. There should be one white line either side but the lines on the car park are so badly worn it's difficult to tell. …

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