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Second Traffic Lawyer Tells People to Appeal York Lendal Bridge and Coppergate Fines

Lendal Bridge

6:02am 3rd April 2014
(Updated 11:09am 3rd April 2014)

A second traffic lawyer has told Minster FM that people should appeal fines issued by York Council for those who break traffic restrictions on Lendal Bridge and Coppergate.

It comes two days after Minster FM broke the news that a government judge ruled the council could not use it's cameras to issue fines, as the number of exemptions granted meant that it was not a bus lane and so cameras could not be used.

Yesterday, we spoke to Nick Freeman, otherwise known as "Mr Loophole", who advised people to appeal their fines and said the council's decision to keep the restrictions in place was "unlawful" and that they would lose any appeal of the Traffic Adjudicator's decision on Tuesday.

This morning, Tim Carey from Leathes Prior Traffic Lawyers says York Council's decision to keep the restrictions in place is wrong.

We spoke to Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, yesterday who told us the council would lose an appeal. Tim Carey agrees.

Despite Minster FM speaking to two lawyers in two days, York Council says it is still seeking "independent legal advice".

It's refusing to let the media question cabinet member Dave Merrett, who's faced calls to resign, or council leader James Alexander until they've had that advice.

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