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02nd Dec 2023

Ex-Man United youngster Ravel Morrison fined £1,000 for using dead person’s blue badge

Callum Boyle

Ravel Morrison

Morrison pleaded guilty after admitting to buying the badge in Old Trafford

Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison has been convicted of fraud after he was caught using a deceased person’s blue badge to park.

While being interviewed under caution, the 30-year-old claimed he had bought the badge from “someone in Old Trafford” for £50.

Morrison was charged with one count of fraud and pleaded guilty in front of Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay pay costs of £508.32 and a victim surcharge of £400.

Manchester city council enforcement officers started their investigation in May into a white Audi S3 parked in Bridgewater Street which was displaying a blue badge.

Those badges are given to people whose disabilities or health means that their mobility is limited. This enables to park in spaces for free that are usually closer to the final destination.

Police had discovered the original owner of the blue badge had died in February 2022 – meaning it was no longer valid.

A spokesperson for Manchester city council 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.”

After leaving Man United in 2012, Morrison has gone on to play for 13 clubs and now plies his trade in the US with D.C United.

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