Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Wag's smile deflects parking ticket

Alex Curran gets into her car before traffic wardens can issue her with a ticket for parking on a double yellow line in Liverpool

Wag Alex Curran not only has the looks to stop traffic - she can also stop traffic tickets, seemingly with the flash of a smile.

The wife of Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard managed to dodge a £60 fine after leaving her sleek black Aston Martin on double yellow lines.

Curran, 28, who has worked as a model and launched her own fashion range, had arrived at The Neighbourhood Cafe in Woolton, Liverpool, at lunch time on Friday.

With so much going on at her husband's crisis-torn club, perhaps she failed to notice leaving her £130,000 super-car illegally parked.

But it was soon spotted by a lurking traffic warden, who whipped out his notebook and pen.

Curran had to leave her lunch date with two female friends to race back to the car - just in time to avoid getting a ticket.

Dressed in gym gear of skin-tight figure-hugging black leggings and a cream hoodie, she flashed a smile at the male traffic warden, before asking: "Am I too late?"

Parking rules in Liverpool mean if wardens spot an illegally parked car they have to give owners five minutes to return to their vehicles before they can issue a ticket - and Curran arrived just in time. After parking the car around a corner, Curran returned to continue her lunch.

A regular at the trendy cafe in south Liverpool, Curran's car parking attracts tickets "like confetti", according to one source.

Liverpool City Council denied that blonde hair, beautiful looks and a winning smile was anything to do with avoiding a parking fine.

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