Cambridge disabled man handed £130 parking ticket for leaving his mobility scooter in hospital foyer

Mail Online | 8/9/2019 | Alisha Buaya For Mailonline
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A disabled man received a £130 parking ticket for leaving his mobility scooter in the foyer of a hospital to attend his medical appointment.

Paul Bird, 61, from Cambridge, travelled 3.3 miles to Addenbrooke's Hospital from his home near Stourbridge Common on his mobility scooter for an appointment.

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Mr Bird was given permission to park his scooter in the entrance hall by the receptionist, from there he could make it to the lift and to his meeting.

But after returning from an appointment, he found a £130 parking ticket on his mobility scooter, back on June 6.

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His wife Julie, 60, explained he often made the hour-long travel, because he did not want to bother his son or daughter with taking him to his appointment.

Mrs Bird said: 'Paul likes his independence so decided instead of people having to drive him there he would get there himself.

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'When he gets to [the hospital] he puts the scooter in the foyer and then it's only a few steps to the lift so he can manage.

'He left it on one side, there are tables there, they wouldn't give them a parking ticket would...
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