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Stadium parking 'too expensive' for wheelchair users



Over 50s with mobility problems could find attending events at Wembley Stadium highly expensive, a wheelchair user has warned.

Marie Witchell relies on her car to attend football matches at the sporting venue, but car park prices have just been raised to more than twice their previous amount.

The 58-year-old now has to pay more than 26 to park in the area, whereas last week the charge was just 12.

Speaking to BBC London, Ms Witchell said there is "no justification" for imposing such a large price hike, as disabled people in particular stand to lose out.

She commented: "The Tube on the whole doesn't have access for wheelchairs.

"I - and many like me - rely on our cars to get to places like Wembley."

Meanwhile, supermarket chain Sainsbury's has confirmed that it plans to have wardens patrolling the car parks at its stores to see if customers misuse the disabled parking bays.

They will be empowered to fine shoppers who use the spaces when they do not have any mobility problems.



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