Carlisle cabbie wins five-month fight to get parking fine quashed
A cabbie given a £70 parking ticket as he picked up a pensioner in a wheelchair has won his battle to have the fine quashed.
Jimmy Shankland, 61, was furious when a traffic warden slapped the fine on his taxi's windscreen – despite knowing he was about to pick up an elderly couple from outside Carlisle's Scotch Street Post Office.
To his astonishment, the civil enforcement officer suggested that the couple - an 85-year-old blind woman in a wheelchair and her 88-year-old husband - should move to a shop loading bay 120 yards away.
It would have taken him 45 seconds to get the elderly couple... read more
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