Read more here:Jailed for playing the race card, sales rep, 45, who falsely claimed he had been racially abused by a traffic warden and a doctor
A sales rep who falsely claimed a traffic warden had racially abused and attacked him in a bid to avoid a parking ticket was today jailed for 12 months.
Father-of-three Ben Hlal - originally from Tunisia - had parked on double yellow lines outside an Asda supermarket when he was caught by civil enforcement officer Andrew Lynch.
Mr Lynch warned the 45-year-old he would give him a ticket if he did not move on and gave him time to move his car.
Sales rep jailed after falsely claiming he had been racially abused by a traffic warden | Mail Online
And in Britain a false racism charge can ruin one's life!
Hlal also made a false allegation of racial abuse against a doctor who challenged him for parking in a disabled bay at a Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, without displaying a badge.
Dr Neil Buchanan was also arrested and later released without charge - but the suspicion continued to be flagged up on his regular criminal record checks that were done routinely as part of his job.
A shame that his White (now ex-) wife was involved!
Of course, she doesn't go to jail for trying to ruin a man's life:The court heard that Hlal's ex-wife Diane Bateman, with whom he still remained in contact, had given a police statement in support of his claim against the parking warden in Fareham.
Hlal's ex-wife Diane Bateman (pictured) gave a police statement in support of his claim against the parking warden. She was given a suspended jail sentence, ordered to do 100 hours of community work and pay £500 costs