(The Local) Police have apologized to a one-armed man in Cologne after fining him €25 for only having one hand brake on his bicycle.

Bogdan Ionescu from Cologne modified his bicycle so that he could drive it safely using his one hand. But he was stopped at the end of March by a policeman who told him the bike was illegal according to German road safety laws.

The bike had no right-hand brake and so was not roadworthy, the officer told him, and handed him a €25 fine.

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