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Tuesday 10 July 2007

Sign up to the petition for Alex McIlveen

The Remittance Man has started a Petition to the Prime Minister for the parking ticket 'awarded' to Mr Alex McIlveen to be quashed, after having read a newspaper article here. He was one of the brave people who helped to subdue the attempted terrorists at Glasgow airport on 30th June 2007. Mr McIlveen left his taxi in order to take part in this valuable action and was subsequently asked by Police to make a statement, during which time his abandoned taxi received a parking ticket. Given the circumstances I think there is a strong case to be made for this parking ticket to be quashed. If you agree, please click here to sign up to the petition, which reads as follows:

"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to quash the parking ticket issued to taxi driver Mr Alex McIlveen at Glasow Airport on 30/06/07."

"Without thought for his own safety, Mr McIlveen left his taxi to tackle the occupants of the green Jeep Cherokee that crashed into the terminal building of Glasgow Airport. He was then taking in by the police to give his statement during which time his shoes were confiscated for forensic testing. On return to the airport he found that his cab had been ticketed for parking offenses.

"Clearly this is hardly the way to treat a man who assisted in the capture of two would be terrorists and we ask the PM to use his influence to have this unjust penalty quashed."

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