Traffic warden slaps fake £ 1,000 parking tickets on train commuters’ cars for clogging local roads as police warn they could be arrested
- Someone who lives near Stowmarket train station has taken the law into their own hands
- A resident acts as a ticket keeper and hands out false fines to drivers
- It came when dozens of cars were littered in the streets surrounding the transportation hub
- Drivers have been threatened with a fine of £ 1,000 for alleged obstruction
- Suffolk police said the fake traffic warden could be arrested for breaking the law
A fake ticket keeper can be arrested for posing as a police officer and fines commuters.
A vigilante who lived close to Stowmarket train station got so fed up with drivers leaving their cars on residential streets that they printed fake parking tickets.
But Suffolk police warned that the perpetrator is at risk of arrest because it is illegal to use the official police chief.
The notices have appeared on cars around the train station taking commuters to London’s Liverpool Street Station.
A vigilante who lived close to Stowmarket train station got so fed up with drivers leaving their cars on residential streets that they printed fake parking tickets (photo)
Drivers have been threatened with a £ 1,000 fine based on pavement obstruction.
But using the official police masthead on the fake tickets is illegal under the Police Act 1996.
The notices have appeared on cars surrounding the train station (pictured) taking commuters to Liverpool Street Station in London
Parking enforcement in the city is carried out by the West Suffolk Council and the police can only participate if vehicles block the highway or sidewalk.
A Suffolk police spokesman said: “Police escort is for the officer to make an evidence-based decision as to whether there is an obstruction.
“Parking is a subject that is regularly brought up to the police and we recognize the frustration of some citizens, but it should be clear that the main police priorities regarding crime must be prioritized.”