Row over penalty points led to court

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A teenager ended up in court for a public order offence after police warned drivers their cars were illegally parked.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said police saw a group of males and females by the side of Winsover Road, and there were two cars parked within zig-zag lines for the crossing in the early hours of July 1.

An officer warned the group the cars would have to be moved or the drivers would get penalty points on their licences, but Jake Molsher told them: “There is no need to be like that. We are not doing anything wrong. You can’t give us tickets for that.”

Miss Stace said an officer approached the group and was met with hostility – Molsher swore and there were people in a nearby takeaway at the time.

Molsher, of Livingstone Drive, Spalding, was conditionally discharged for a year and ordered to pay £43 costs when he pleaded guilty to a public order offence.

He told Spalding magistrates on Thursday that there was no one in the takeaway at the time.

Molsher said: “He got in my face. Obviously the first thing you are going to do is defend yourself.”