POLICE reported a driver in Prestwich after their car was found blocking the entirety of a pavement.

GMP Prestwich tweeted: "Parking a vehicle like this forces pedestrians to walk into the road, this includes those pushing wheelchairs and buggies."

Parking on pavements is banned in London but elsewhere it is only prohibited for lorries.

People who park in a dangerous position or cause an unnecessary obstruction can be fined, and a mixture of criminal and civil sanctions are available to police and local councils to enforce restrictions on pavement parking.

Earlier this year, it was announced that a ban on parking on pavements across England could be introduced to help pedestrians.

The RAC have previously issued advice. They said: "Outside of London, we advise people to use common sense when faced with no other option but to park on the pavement.

"If you are parking along a narrow road, where parking wholly on the road would stop other cars, and particularly emergency vehicles, from getting through, then it is a sensible option to park partially on a pavement, providing there are no parking restrictions and providing you are not blocking a wheelchair user or pram from using the pavement.

"If there are restrictions, or your parking would cause wheelchair users or people with prams to have to walk into the road, then you should find somewhere else to park."