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Motorist gets angry as High Street parking enforcement continues

Monday, 21st October 2013.

Tickets are again being issued to offending motorists in the long-running battle over illegal pparking in Haverhill High Street.

Since the priority was controversially adopted again at the Safer Neighbourhood Team public forum on September 9, 22 tickets have been issued.

On Thursday an officer issuing a ticket was interrupted by the driver coming out of Iceland with his shopping, who then became very angry.

Despite a member of the public trying to help him calm down, he continued to protest and another police officer had to be called.

Haverhill's police chief, Insp Peter Ferrie, who was openly irritated by the priority being forced onto his officers again by the public at the meeting, said it was 'fairly unusual' for a motorist to react in this way.

He said the man produced a disabled blue badge, which turned out to be his father's. He maintained his father was there but police found no sign of him.

"It was touch and go whether the man was arrested," Insp Ferrie said, "but in the end he was sat down in the police vehicle and calmed down, so no further action was taken."

The officer issuing the ticket was Sgt Gary Miller, who takes over as the SNT sergeant at Haverhill from Sgt Sarah Bartley next month.

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