A DRIVER could be hauled to court over a parking fine he knew nothing about.
Craig Mell claims the ticket machine at his local B&M was out of order when he went to buy a one six months ago – but debt collectors have just sent him a letter out of the blue demanding £160.
He said he took a photo of the sign claiming “parking machine out of order, no parking charges apply today” op Julie 17, 2021, in case he ever needed to dispute any fines.
But months went by and Craig believed he was in the clear.
That was until earlier this month when a baffling letter arrived threatening legal action.
It said he had two weeks to pay the £160 penalty or the matter will be taken to court.
Craig said he has tried calling parking company G24 Ltd, which operates the lot at Cavendish Retail Park in Keighley, West Yorkshire, numerous times but has failed to get through to anyone.
Craig told YorkshireLive: “I haven’t lived in Keighley for very long but I had seen people always getting parking tickets from that car park.
“All of them have the same problem as me. The machine is not working, then six months down the line, getting a bloody letter from a debt collector.
“I always take a picture of the machine when it’s out of order to make sure I can prove that it isn’t working, net vir ingeval.
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“If I had received a letter from the car park, I would have sorted it out straight away.
“It’s even worse that when I got this letter, they are trying to say that I can’t dispute it anymore.”
The Sun has contacted G24 Ltd for comment.