A WOMAN can be seen calling a parking inspector a “b******” in a heated row after receiving a ticket.

Her blue BMW was parked on double yellow lines in Manchester Street, Brighton, outside the Latest Music Bar.

The parking warden turned up and appeared to wait the required five minutes before ticketing the car.

The car owner, Cathy Smith, then arrived on the scene and launched into a rant at the warden.

In a video of the incident, the parking officer can be seen telling her that he waited five minutes before ticketing her.

She then protests her innocence while insisting she is listening to him.

She goes on to say: “I have a problem with you.

“You’ve just cost me £70.

“What a b******.

“What’s wrong with them [parking inspectors].”

Then a Latest colleague, Andrew Kay, comes outside and asks for the warden’s details.

He holds his phone towards the warden’s face and calls him “rude” and “offensive” and says his attitude is a “disgrace”.

He goes on to claim that the car was being used for loading. Ms Smith tells a passerby she was not parked for the amount of time the warden said.

Another passerby said: “The parking attendant was completely polite and just doing his job.

“The woman was shouting and swearing.

“Then another man came out of the Latest Music Bar and accused this parking warden of having a bad attitude.”

The flare-up happened at about 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Our staff and our contractors’ staff have the right to go about their legitimate duties without abuse or harassment.

“Decisions about action against alleged unacceptable behaviour toward a parking attendant in the city would be a matter for our contractor in the first instance.

“We would encourage them to take appropriate action if they feel they have the evidence to do so.

“Video evidence of alleged unacceptable behaviour can be important in any such action.”

According to highwaycodeuk.co.uk “double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal restrictions”.

Ms Smith’s brother Bill Smith, the owner of the Latest Music Bar, said: “We have had problems with parking, everyone in the street does.

“I’ve met with the council and we are going to get bays on the street for parking and loading.”

The council said Mr Smith had enquired about the possibility of a loading bay but that a written application was required for any progress to be made.

To see the video, visit the Argus website.