Former Hammer convicted of fraud


Former Hammer convicted of fraud

Former Hammer  Ravel Morrison has been convicted of fraud after he was caught using a dead person’s blue badge to park, a local council said.

Sky Sports reports the player said in an interview under caution that he bought the badge from “someone in Old Trafford” for £50, Manchester City Council said.

Morrison was handed a £1,000 fine, and told to pay costs of £508 and a victim surcharge of £400.

The council said on 22 May, enforcement officers looked at a white Audi S3 parked on Bridgewater Street, Manchester, which was displaying a blue badge. When the badge was checked, it was found to be no longer valid, having belonged to someone who died in February 2022. The Audi was issued with a fine and taken to a vehicle pound. Morrison retrieved his car later that day.

A Manchester City Council spokesman said: “This ruling shows that the law is applicable to everyone, with no exceptions. I am grateful for the diligent work of our investigating officers as well as legal counsel who were able to successfully prosecute this case. Our officers patrol the streets daily to ensure that blue badges are used legitimately and we will not hesitate to take action if we discover people trying to circumvent the law.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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