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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 01:20 PM

Judge dubs Manchester Airport drop-off fees 'absolute disgrace' during road rage row sentencing

A senior judge dubbed new Manchester Airport drop-off fees 'unjust' and an 'absolute disgrace' as he freed a teacher who left a parking official fearing for his life during a road rage row over the charges.

Graham Benbow, 55, lost his temper and attempted to drive through an open barrier at the airport after being told he would have to pay 3 for dropping off a passenger.

The official tried to stop him by standing against the barrier, but ended up on the bonnet of Benbow's Mazda 3 hatchback and was carried along the road for several hundred yards.

During the 'manic' incident, Benbow - a psychology teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls - went over a roundabout before eventually stopping for police as he was about to join the M56 .

The unnamed airport official was uninjured in the incident but said he 'genuinely believed he could die from falling off the bonnet'.


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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 09:55 PM

1. Rip-off Britain, once again.

Seriously... imagine getting charged $5-ish to use kerbside drop-off at an airport.

No wonder that bloke lost his sh*t over it.

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