Sheffield Council hits One Direction fans with parking fines

One Direction fans were left red-faced after Sheffield Council issued over a hundred fines for parking illegally during their tour at the Motorpoint Arena.

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Drivers struggling to park at the Arena resorted to parking their cars in Valley Centretainment and Meadowhall retail park.

There were 106 motorists with a number of cars parked illegally during the tour on 29, 30 and 31 October.

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Sheffield Council handed out fines which cost motorists £35. If this isn't paid within the 14 day period this rises to £70. It is estimated that the council would have made up to £3,500.

Unfortunately, drivers often park illegally on footpaths and similar areas around the arena and Meadowhall retail park areas when there are arena events.

– Sheffield Council spokesman