Man challenges fine with 1689 law

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A man has invoked the 1689 Bill of Rights to fight a £60 parking fine from Worcester City Council at a tribunal. Robin de Crittenden, 67, of Willenhall, near Wolverhampton, argues the bill protects people from having to pay fines until convicted by a court.

He said the challenge aimed "to put the politicians back in their kennels".

The National Parking Adjudication Service reserved judgment on the case but is expected to notify the parties of an outcome later this month.

The Bill of Rights dates from the reign of William and Mary, after James II was deposed in the Glorious Revolution.

In part, it reads: "All grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void."

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