Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

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Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

#1 Post by Mac » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm

A man who pulled in to a bus stop on Christmas Day to help a homeless man was fined by a council.

Lee Williamson, of Evington, Leicester, said he stopped to give a homeless man a blanket, hat, gloves, scarf, food, and chat to him.

He later received a £70 fine, despite there being no buses on 25 December.

Leicester City Council said the camera enforcement was an important safety measure after a cyclist died there in 2016.

Mr Williamson, 43, said: "I feel like I am being punished for helping someone - £70 could have put a homeless guy in a B&B for a week.

"Normally that is a busy road and I would never dream of stopping in a bus stop. But with it being Christmas Day, with no traffic and buses I could not see the harm in it."

He added that he wished the council could have "a little more discretion and common sense".

"I am not going to pay it. They will have to take me to court," he said.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "While buses may not be operating on Christmas Day, there is every likelihood that cyclists and other traffic will be using this stretch of road and stopping illegally in this area should still be considered dangerous.

"While we do recognise the good intentions in this instance, ample safe and legal parking was available within just a few metres of the bus clearway."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-42961418
City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "While buses may not be operating on Christmas Day, there is every likelihood that cyclists and other traffic will be using this stretch of road and stopping illegally in this area should still be considered dangerous.

Footage from the security camera that captured the incident...

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Mayor Peter Soulsby can fuck right off with his bureaucratic bullshit, everyone knows the roads here are dead as a dodo on Christmas Day, who the fuck does he think he is trying to kid?
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Re: Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

#2 Post by Anthropoid » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 pm

Bihgk Bruzzu ez vatching ewe.

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Re: Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

#3 Post by EUBanana » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:10 am

You WILL respect Soulsby’s authoritah!
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Re: Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

#4 Post by nero » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:50 am

EUBanana wrote:You WILL respect Soulsby’s authoritah!
I blame EU. Ordnung muss sein.

After brexit nothing like this would not happen. :roll:
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Re: Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

#5 Post by Mac » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:09 am

After the story made headline news Soulsby decides to cancel the penatly charge...
A man who was fined after he pulled into a bus stop on Christmas Day to help a homeless man is to have his penalty cancelled by Leicester's mayor.

Lee Williamson, 43, of Evington, Leicester, said he stopped to give a homeless man a blanket, hat, gloves, scarf, food, and chat to him.

He later received a £70 fine, despite there being no buses on 25 December.

Sir Peter Soulsby, the city mayor, said to punish Mr Williamson for doing a "good deed" was "absolutely crazy".

Mr Williamson said he was "over the moon" following Sir Peter's intervention.

"That just the news I wanted to hear," he said. "Common sense is prevailing. I'm happy with that."

Leicester City Council had said the camera enforcement was an important safety measure after a cyclist died there in 2016.

Mr Williamson said it felt like he was being punished for helping someone and would never normally dream of stopping at a bus stop. He had also said he would not pay the fine.

It prompted many people to offer to pay it on his behalf due to Mr Williamson's initial generosity.

Now, Sir Peter has said he will help overturn the fine, having first stated that "legal parking" had been available nearby.

He told BBC Radio Leicester: "You can take rules to a crazy extreme.

"We should do everything we can to make absolutely certain that Lee is not punished for doing this good deed and his parking fine is cancelled."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-42973471
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Re: Man Fined For Helping A Homeless Guy On Xmas Day

#6 Post by Anthropoid » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:57 pm

So a spineless authoritarian!

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