Row with PCSO over parking ticket led to conviction

Row with PCSO over parking ticket led to conviction

Daniel Darlington

Row with PCSO over parking ticket led to conviction

A woman who became abusive with a police community support officer (PCSO) who issued her with a parking ticket has been fined.

Bolanle Mary Ijagbemi, of Church Road in Woodley, refused to accept the fine and confronted the PCSO in Ambleside Close, Woodley on February 7, 2012.

She was convicted at Reading Magistrates Court on Monday last week and fined £300, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15, and costs of £250 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

PC Jenny Swain, Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for Woodley, said: “As a neighbourhood team, the local community regularly ask us to enforce parking restrictions at schools and we make every effort to do this.

“I believe that this is the correct verdict in this case and I hope it sends a strong message to the minority of people who flout the law that abusive and threatening behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank those members of the public who gave their support by providing their evidence to help secure a conviction in this case.”

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