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Manchester crashed taxi driver has parking ticket cancelled

Taxi driver Mohammed Arif
Image caption Mohammed Arif had pulled his taxi to the side of the road after a crash and was awaiting roadside assistance

A taxi driver who was given a parking ticket despite having just been involved in an accident has had his penalty cancelled.

Mohammed Arif, 37, filmed a traffic warden issuing the ticket as he awaited assistance in Manchester city centre.

NSL, Manchester City Council's parking enforcement contractor, said the behaviour of the warden - who has since resigned - was "wholly unacceptable".

The council and NSL have decided the ticket will not be enforced.

A council spokesman said: "We have clear guidelines and our traffic wardens are instructed not to issue parking tickets in circumstances where motorists have been forced to park following road traffic accidents."

Image caption NSL said this was an isolated incident and apologised for any distress caused

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