30 Parking Tickets For Amnesiac

AN amnesia victim has notched up 30 parking tickets totalling L1,200 because he can never remember where he left his car.
Robert Mottram, 56, has severe short-term memory loss after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

The dad-of-two said: "When I park my car I do my best to keep a note of where I have put it.

"But for me that's easier said than done. Sometimes it will take me hours wandering around before I manage to spot it."

Mr Mottram, who cannot work because of his condition, wants special immunity from having to pay the parking fines.

He added: "The traffic wardens pick on me because I'm an easy target. I feel victimised because of my mental disability."

The ex-brewery auditor of Southport, Merseyside, has been declared fit to drive his blue Ford Escort. But like other sufferers of amnesic syndrome, he can remember everything before the operation, but has difficulty making new memories.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: "It would be unworkable to mould parking exceptions to specific individuals." Council chiefs have quashed seven fines.
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