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Barber 'Blacklisted' After Warning Shoppers About Traffic Wardens

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7:02am 30th January 2013

A Cornish barber who warned drivers about traffic wardens using a megaphone is put on a council 'blacklist'.

Andy Blackwell from Liskeard says he just wants to stop people getting a ticket. He said it had started out as a bit of fun to warn shoppers that patrols were in the area.

He had a visit from the police after being spoken to by two wardens.

Now he says he is hanging up his megaphone for good: "I don't understand why in a small, sociable, community town like our lovely town of Liskeard why we can't go about our business and then later on pay for our parking so you pay pro rata for what you've had, rather than being intimidated into paying up front.

"Even if you do pay and you return back and you're a little bit late just out of a bit of human error they're on you so quick. Some people I've known - three minutes, five minutes, ten minutes late - they're writing out a ticket and giving you a fine."

Three days after receiving a visit from officers the 51 year old received a letter from the council warning him he had been placed on a "Cautionary Contacts List" as a potential risk to staff.

In a statement the council said: "The Cautionary Contacts List is an internal system which aims to protect Council staff from potentially harmful situations, including physical assault and verbal abuse.

"Many local authorities around the country have similar schemes in place. This information is only used within the Council and is only available to those employees who may potentially be exposed to such risks."

Last year Mr Blackwell dished out his own 'parking tickets' containing money to help people pay charges.

7:02am 30th January 2013

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