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Man in Bradford traffic queue given parking ticket

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Media captionVictor Hankins's car was filmed by a mobile traffic enforcement vehicle

A motorist who was waiting in a queue of traffic in Bradford has been issued with a parking ticket.

Victor Hankins's car was filmed by a mobile traffic enforcement vehicle in a bus stop - while he was in a queue at a red traffic light.

Mr Hankins appealed against the council's actions, which he described as an "absolute joke."

Bradford Council has apologised and cancelled the penalty notice, admitting issuing the ticket was a "mistake".

'See you in court'

Mr Hankins said he consulted the Highway Code rules on waiting at bus stops before contacting the council.

He said: "I told them that I would be removing the appeal and I'd be seeing them in court and I wanted the camera operative in the court with me.

"At that point they overturned everything, apologised and the attitude couldn't have been more helpful and totally the opposite [from before]."

In a statement, Bradford Council said: "All images are checked before a Penalty Charge Notice is issued. In this case a mistake was made.

"When we find out that we have issued a penalty notice in error we cancel it and refund as appropriate.

"We continue to monitor and review performance regularly to ensure any errors are minimised."

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