A WINCHMORE Hill mini-cab driver has received a three-month driving ban after admitting to using a disabled parking badge for free parking.

Murat Hasa, of Green Lanes, pleaded guilty to using a photocopy of a stolen Blue Badge on his vehicle while parked in Devonshire Road, Palmers Green last year.

He was ordered to pay a fine totalling £565 and has been disqualified for driving for the next three months when he appeared at Enfield Magistrates on September 30.

Councillor Chris Bond, cabinet member for the environment, said: "Blue Badges are for disabled drivers so they have easy access to help them live more independently.

"They are not there for able bodied me-me-me motorists who want to make their lives easier."

Hasa was bought to court as part of Enfield Council’s ongoing war on Blue Badge fraud.

Bowes Park resident Rowya Karimpour, of Brunswick Park Road, also pleaded guilty to uing a badge that did not belong to her.

She was ordered to pay a total of £695 in fines and costs.