Pensioner, 66, woken at 1.30am by policeman who told her she shouldn’t have parked on the kerb 

A policeman banged on a pensioner’s door in the early hours – to tell her she shouldn’t have parked on the kerb.

Sarah Lester, 66, who lives alone, first called 999 and asked for police to save her from the suspicious man who had woken her up at 1.30am – only to be told it was one of their officers.

She then thought one of her children had died. Mrs Lester, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, said: ‘I froze with terror. I thought one of my children had been in an accident. They don’t come around with good news that time of the night.’

A policeman woke up Sara Lester, 66, at 1.30am to tell her off for parking on the kerb earlier that day (file image) 

A policeman woke up Sara Lester, 66, at 1.30am to tell her off for parking on the kerb earlier that day (file image) 

A policeman woke up Sara Lester, 66, at 1.30am to tell her off for parking on the kerb earlier that day (file image) 

But her fear turned to anger when the officer told her off for parking on the kerb earlier that evening – even though she had moved the car on to her drive. 

‘Why not come in the morning?’ asked Mrs Lester, who has complained.

A police spokesman said: ‘We are aware of the complaint and have been in touch with the lady. We are continuing to look into the matter.’

General view of School Lane where Sarah Lester was parked. She thought one of her children had died when a policeman banged on her door in the middle of the night 

General view of School Lane where Sarah Lester was parked. She thought one of her children had died when a policeman banged on her door in the middle of the night 

General view of School Lane where Sarah Lester was parked. She thought one of her children had died when a policeman banged on her door in the middle of the night 

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