Bromley Council has named and shamed seven drivers who have misused a parking badge for people with disabilities.

There have now been 76 prosecutions since the blue badge crackdown, which was launched in 2016.

The seven drivers were fined a total of £3,677 and handed criminal records. Their offences took place last year between August 19 and October 20.

Councillor Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment, said: “This misuse discredits the blue badge scheme as a whole and is unacceptable and unfair both to other blue badge holders and to motorists who pay to park.

"We know from these prosecutions, that often is a relative of the blue badge holder that is misusing the badge and if this includes you, please stop.

“A blue badge may only be used if the badge holder is travelling in the vehicle as a driver or passenger, or to pick the badge holder up, or drop them off."

Six drivers pleaded guilty, while the seventh was found guilty after failing to attend court.

Tina Labate used her dead father's Blue Badge to park in Ravensbourne Road, Bromley. She told court she had no change and used the badge after finding it in her handbag.

Anthony Ellis and Reginald Gaze were caught using their wives' badges in their absence.

Three other drives - Neil Hunter, Tina Shillingford and Leslie Storrey, used the badge of a parent despite their absence.

The latest list of guilty offenders is below:

Tina Labate, Overhill Road, East Dulwich - £250 fine, £300 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Anthony Ellis, Durham Avenue, Bromley - £150 fine, £300 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Reginald Gaze, Milne Park West, Croydon - £250 fine, £300 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Neil Hunter, Manor Parkk, Richmond - £250 fine, £300 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Tina Shillingford, Wickham Chase, West Wickham - £123 fine, £100 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Leslie Storrey, Mounthurst Road, Bromley - £40 fine, £50 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Brian Taylor, Piedmont Road, Woolwich - £440. £600 in costs and a £44 surcharge