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Man fined for Beverley Blue Badge offence

A Hull man must pay £753 and 50 pence after admitting to using a blue badge that did not belong to him to park in Beverley. Mohammed Abdul Mothin, of Chanterlands Avenue, Hull appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court, where he pleaded to one count of blue badge fraud.

Magistrates heard how Mothin’s vehicle was seen parked in a restricted area on Sow Hill in Beverley in May displaying a blue badge which had been issued to his father-in-law. Mothin was interviewed by blue badge enforcement officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council where he admitted to intentionally using the badge without the badge holder being present. He was fined £350, has to pay costs of £378.50 and a £25 victim surcharge.

Andy Hardy, fraud investigation manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are fully committed to assisting those entitled to blue badges. Blue badge fraud is not a victimless crime and every time someone uses a badge illegally they are denying a disabled parking space to people who genuinely need one. This successful prosecution should demonstrate that we treat these offences with the utmost seriousness and won’t hesitate to bring offenders to justice through the courts.”