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Beth Ure

BBC news reader slapped with parking note that 'covers all the bases'

BBC news reader Rachel Burden received a parking note that she jokes 'covers all the bases'.

The journalist tweeted an image of a note left on her car windscreen, saying that it was "Fairly non specific but I guess it covers all bases". The note, which looks to be written on a sheet of paper ripped from a notepad, reads "thanks w****r".

In a second tweet, Rachel said she was: "wondering if it has anything to do with the close proximity of my tiny crap car to an over-sized high-spec Tesla in a small car park space."

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In one of the replies, one of her followers jokes "Nice that a walker thanked you", and Rachel replies "I know - I’ve always felt under appreciated for my walking skills".

Other followers pointed out problems with the note with one joking: "I’d be more offended by the writing going against the grain of horizontal lines than the words themselves."

Another added: "Comma missing in the middle there it seems".

Her co-presenter on BBC radio 5live also joined in, joking that he was the one that left the note. He replied to the tweet saying "Quite pleased with my left-handed writing."

The note left on Rachel's car (@rachelburden/ Twitter)

Others hit out at the person who left the "abusive" message on the BBC presenter's car, with one follower adding: "That’s deeply unpleasant. I had an abusive and threatening message left on my windscreen recently. I was just grateful I wasn’t them, ‘them’ presumably being quite an angry, unhappy person."

Rachel has a regular show on BBC radio 5live in the breakfast slot, and has presented the show since 2011. She also regularly presents BBC Breakfast on the weekends.


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