999 callout fear over Ottery parking

PUBLISHED: 10:18 01 June 2010 | UPDATED: 14:02 18 June 2010

INCONSIDERATE Ottery parkers who stop on double yellow lines are putting lives at risk by blocking emergency service vehicles, police have warned.

INCONSIDERATE Ottery parkers who stop on double yellow lines are putting lives at risk by blocking emergency service vehicles, police have warned.

Officers received a complaint on Tuesday that parked cars in Jesu and Yonder Street caused a jam that halted an ambulance.

Shoppers reportedly had to leave outlets and move their cars so the ambulance could get through at around 11am.

Neighbourhood beat manager PC Phil Thomas has warned drivers that illegally parked cars deemed to be causing an obstruction will be slapped with an on the spot fine by officers.

He said motorists who parked on double yellow lines are at risk from landing a ticket from East Devon District Council parking enforcement officers.

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