A video of a man receiving a parking ticket from a "disgraceful" traffic warden in Bexleyheath, despite being broken down, has been shared a staggering 48,000 times online.

Robbie Alexander, of Chambers Avenue, Sidcup, pulled his car up in a loading bay in Broadway at 3pm last Wednesday (October 29) because of engine trouble.

The car spluttered to a halt outside a traffic wardens' supervisors office where Mr Alexander, with wife Marie and son Mason, 22 months, started attracting attention.

After he had been shouted at from the office for some minutes, a traffic warden emerged and gave him and parking ticket, despite his protests.

Mr Alexander filmed the incident and posted it on Facebook, and the video has since gone viral.

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The 32-year-old told News Shopper: "I called the AA car recovery.

"The loading bay behind me was empty, and I wanted to keep it that way until they arrived in case they needed to tow me. 

"I put my empty babies pram in the loading bay with a couple of bamboo sticks and a brightly coloured plastic bag so the recovery vehicle could park behind me.

"Then three of them started shouting at me through the office, very aggressively: 'Take that out of the road. Get it out of the loading bay'. 

"Then this one man has come down and proceeded to give me a ticket. 

"He knows full well I've broken down. I'm putting the key in the car and it's choking, I'm trying to show him it won't start."

Mr Alexander added, when the AA arrived, another warden came down and threatened to give them a ticket as well.

He said: "I think the whole thing is disgraceful. I am a Bexley resident, a Bexley Council tax payer, and these are the sort of people who I'm paying the wages of.

"Where has common courtesy gone, let alone common sense?

"They could have come down and helped if what I was doing wasn't the right approach. All they were interested in was banging a ticket on my car, not in helping me get out of the loading bay."

A Bexley Council spokesman said: "Bexley civil enforcement officers are equipped with body worn video cameras and recording equipment. 

"As such, the evidence held by the council in respect of issuing the penalty charge in question is considerably more detailed, covering the entire issuing period. 

"This evidence shows no wrong-doing by the civil enforcement officer, who continues in a professional manner with the issue of the penalty charge, despite several vocal objections by the motorist. 

"At the end of the process, when attaching the penalty charge to the vehicle, the officer explains that the motorist can challenge the issue of the penalty charge, which the council will consider."