A WOMAN fighting a parking ticket battle has had the case against her dropped.
Sandra Hunter, 54, was due to be prosecuted in court tomorrow.
She was refusing to back down over a £25 fixed penalty issued after a 30p parking ticket fell off her car windscreen.
Now Calderdale Council has decided not to spend further public money on prosecuting her.
Mrs Hunter's husband Brian said today: "We're absolutely delighted.
"It was taking on ridiculous proportions."
Mrs Hunter, who lives at Smithy Clough Lane, Ripponden, was in dispute after she left her car at the Bridgegate car park in Hebden Bridge.
She argued that she had bought a ticket, but that it had fallen off when a traffic warden came round.
The council said it would not be in the interests of the people of Calderdale to take the case further.
Mrs Hunter is going to the magistrates' court in Halifax tomorrow to hear the case be formally dropped.
A decision will be made about costs.
A Calderdale Council spokesman said officials were looking at a system to record the details of people who claimed their tickets had fallen off.
This would allow the first offence to be waived.