Mayor who received parking ticket pays up

THE Mayor of Huntingdon has apologised and paid his fine for parking illegally in a town centre street. Councillor Saeed Akthar initially said he would not pay a £30 fixed penalty notice he received in Princes Street on June 25.The Mayor claimed his silver Mercedes was legally parked

THE Mayor of Huntingdon has apologised and paid his fine for parking illegally in a town centre street.

Councillor Saeed Akthar initially said he would not pay a £30 fixed penalty notice he received in Princes Street on June 25.

The Mayor claimed his silver Mercedes was legally parked and said he had not wanted to walk a long distance to the function while wearing the valuable mayoral chain.

However, Cllr Akthar has since had a change of heart and paid the fine.


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He told The Hunts Post: “I have decided to pay the fine. I made a mistake.”

The blunder sparked an angry reaction among Hunts Post readers, with many demanding Cllr Skthar should pay up.

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Read the full story in next week’s Hunts Post, out on July 9.

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