Woman who stole grandmother’s blue badge while she slept fined in court

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A blue badge fraudster, who used her elderly grandmother’s disability permit, has been hit with fines totalling £1,110.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard Hayley Noyce, of Ockenden Road, Littlehampton, took her grandmother’s badge while she was asleep in her care home and used it to park in Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, on December 19, last year.

The hearing, on Monday last week, was told Noyce was caught red-handed after she parked her Renault Clio on double-yellow lines.

She was spotted using the disability permit by investigating officer Stephen Goodall. But after she realised she had been caught out, magistrates were told defiant Noyce confronted Mr Goodall and screamed a vicious ‘tirade’ of verbal abuse at him.

Noyce, who refused to appear in court, was charged with unlawfully using a disabled person’s badge and threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm or distress.

She was fined £660 and ordered to pay court costs totalling £384 and a victim surcharge of £66.

Nathan Mountney, prosecuting on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, said: “There’s clearly no remorse and blatant dishonesty and abuse towards an officer. As soon as the defendant was given a caution she turned tail and ran away.”

Between 2015 and 2016 almost 1,500 penalty charge notices were issued to vehicles in designated disabled parking spaces without a valid badge on display and 14 people had been taken to court for blue badge fraud.

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