Maltby man in blue badge prosection

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Rotherham Borough Council has secured another successful prosecution in the fight against blue badge misuse.

On Wednesday 30th January 24-year-old Michael Bowler of Glencairn Close, Maltby, failed to appear at Rotherham Magistrates Court.

He was charged with using his grandmother’s disabled persons blue badge to park in a designated disabled bay on Main Street in Rotherham, in August last year when his grandmother was not present.

Bowler was found guilty in his absence and ordered to pay a fine of £55 plus £100 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

Rotherham Council parking services manager Martin Beard, said: “We will continue to investigate suspected blue badge misuse and prosecute when appropriate.”