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Woman receives parking ticket observing two minutes’ silence

A woman has been handed a parking fine after pulling over in order to observe the two minutes’ silence on Armistice Day.

Anna Whitworth pulled over on a quiet street in Kensington as the time turned 11am so that she could pay respects to her great uncle who died in World War One when the ship he was on sunk.

However, shortly after parking, a parking enforcement officer came over to write her a ticket.

She explained: “I wanted to respect the two minutes' silence so found a street off Kensington High Street to park.

“As I stood there, a ticket officer came up to my car making noises that I couldn’t park there. I told him I was only observing the silence for Armistice Day for those fallen in the war but he just looked completely blank.”

The traffic warden continued to write her a ticket, which was issued at 11.01am.

Ms Whitworth went on to call the issuing of the ticket “daft and unreasonable,” while acknowledging that she was parked on double yellow lines at the time.

In response to the news, a statement from Kensington and Chelsea Council said: “The Council would certainly wish to take these circumstances into account and would encourage this motorist to contact its parking office.”

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