A traffic warden slapped a funeral car with a parking ticket while undertakers were loading a coffin into a hearse.

Peter Norris, 55, was stunned to discover the £70 fine when he returned to his stretch-limousine after doing his pallbearer duties.

He had been due to collect grieving mourners in the car when he found the ticket stuck on his windscreen on Monday.

James Hardcastle, boss of Pat Cook Funeral Services in Lincoln, described the fine as “outrageous”.

He said: “It was obvious this big black car parked outside a funeral director was part of a funeral procession.

“The car is 26ft long with six doors, highly polished and immaculate. My biggest issue is the lack of common sense.

“The driver arrived at the funeral home, went inside and was only there for seven or eight minutes.”

Lincolnshire County Council said the warden was not aware the vehicle was part of a funeral procession.

They are refusing to cancel the ticket – but the funeral home is planning to appeal.

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/traffic-warden-slaps-parking-ticket-6288240

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