Nicked: Police target Wolverhampton pavement parkers

By Marion Brennan | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Almost 30 penalty tickets were handed out to Wolverhampton city centre revellers for illegal parking in one night.

Bad parking in Queen Street. Photos: @wvcityWMP

Police conducted a weekend crackdown on motorists who obstructed pavements with their vehicles.

Streets with clubs and bars attracted the biggest number of parking fines – with 18 tickets given out in Queen Street alone.

A total of 28 penalty notices were handed out between 10pm on Friday and 2am on Saturday, with police vowing to keep up the action.

Officers tweeted photographs of the worst offenders.

A Wolverhampton Police spokesman said: "Over the last few weeks it’s become increasingly apparent that club and bar goers on Queen Street and North Street think that they are able to flaunt traffic laws and park wherever they like."

The drivers were served with £30 non-endorsable tickets for 'unnecessary obstruction'.

Police said they would be linking up with the council to help resolve the issue in the long term.

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.


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