News & Views from Nottingham Photographer Paul 'Spike' Reddington

Taking the P155 or what?

There’s a photograph of Nottingham surgeon Damian Bragg (28) who drives a Porsche with a personalised plate SU56EON (space missing) in tonight’s Nottingham Evening Post.

Having had several parking tickets whilst on photography assignments in Nottingham city since the wardens arrived, I have empathy with how Damien Bragg is feeling.

He was on duty during the night and ‘forgot to display’ his permit for which he pays just over £18 a month so was clamped.

It’s not an excuse that his registration looks like ‘surgeon’. He needs to put a space between SU56 and EON to be legal, he has ‘Vanity Plates’ fitted there, they are not road legal. He says: “My car is easily recognisable and I frequently park in this car park”

He said that “lives could have been put at risk” by the clamper’s actions.

Presumably it’s made clear that staff must display the permit like I have to display my parking ticket. One of my tickets was when my ticket had unbeknown to me, blown upside down as I closed the door!

He’s obviously doing well driving a Porsche at 28, so a £35 ‘reminder’ to display his permit in future won’t be too much hardship in my opinion.

Correctly clamped for forgetting permit or unfairly victimised. He’s a urologist. Were they taking the P? What do you think?

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