I have recentlly been looking through my local paper and the following article came up. http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/4063639.Blackburn_war_hero_taken_to_court_for_dropping_parking_ticket/ Now from what I know he was in the Royal Artillery in the 90's and was a storeman? So if anyone has any real info please comment on the site! As I think its disgusting when someone makes out they are something they have never been. I served ten years and I never shot anyone! And I am more than happy to admit to it! As you can see the story is contradictory. To be in the special forces in the 90's and then be training to get in the SAS makes no sense at all? I apologise if he truely has been in! But I really doubt it!!! anyway here is the full story!!! Blackburn war hero taken to court for dropping parking ticket 10:44am Wednesday 21st January 2009 comment Comments (4) Have your say Â» By Andrew Bellard Â» A DISABLED war hero was taken to court for littering after dropping a parking ticket on the floor â even though he picked it up seconds later. Magistrates threw out the case against former SAS soldier Nassir Abaid Khan, 44, and said it should never have been brought to court. And they criticised the evidence given by the two parking wardens who brought the case, labelling their testimony âinconsistentâ. Mr Khan said the episode - which happened in Whalley Banks, Blackburn - had been a âtotal waste of taxpayersâ moneyâ. Council leader Colin Rigby criticised the parking wardenâs lack of âcommon senseâ and pledged there would be no repeat. But critics said the incident highlighted wardensâ âover-zealous, vindictive and disgustingâ behaviour. Blackburn magistrates heard that Mr Khan, who fought in the British special forces in Desert Storm in the early 1990s, was given a parking ticket for leaving his silver BMW outside a barberâs last summer. Realising he had forgotten to display his blue badge, he confronted parking attendant Sharon Wallbank and showed her his disabled pass, but she refused to cancel the ticket. Mr Khan said he tried to stick the ticket on her jacket but it fell to the floor. The court heard that he picked it up immediately and just 10 minutes later he reported the incident to officials at Blackburn town hall and the ticket was rescinded, as the council has a policy on first offences. But just two weeks later Mr Khan said he was shocked to receive a penalty notice for littering after being accused of dropping the ticket. At court Simon Farnsworth, defending, said: âThe parking ticket clearly wasnât left (on the street) because it is here in court today and was produced at the town hall within minutes of it being put on the windscreen.â Announcing a not guilty verdict the chairman of the magistrates said: âIt is clear the defendant did not leave the ticket even if he did throw it to the floor. âMost people would interpret the word âleftâ as throwing something on the floor and walking away. That wasnât the case. âOn the evidence put before us we feel this matter should never have been brought before the court.â Speaking after the hearing, Mr Khan, a prison officer of Hastings Close, Blackburn, said: âIâm sure the people who live in the borough can think of much better ways to spend their money. âI could just have paid the fixed penalty for littering and that would have been the end of it but I knew that was wrong.â He said he was now in the final stages of an application to join Greater Manchester police force and that a criminal conviction could have put a stop to this career. âPutting my police career on the line was a big risk but I couldnât admit to something I hadnât done. It was a matter of principleâ, he said. During the Gulf War he was awarded three service medals and won a special colonels commendation for his bravery fighting on the front line. In 1999, while trianing in the Scottish mountains to join the elite SAS he had an accident and fell, breaking his back and nearly severing his spine. He is now registered disabled and remains on medication.