A GRANDAD is furious after a £100 parking fine landed on his doorstep – THREE MONTHS after the initial incident.
Eddie Valentine was handed the charge after parking up and paying for a ticket at a shopping centre car park in November last year.
But he was slapped with a fine last month after bosses claimed he hadn't paid for a ticket for the Paradise Mill car park in Bury, Greater Manchester.
But Eddie insists Car Park Securities have got it wrong, and that he just entered his details incorrectly.
Eddie, 72, fumed that while it's normal to hang on to a ticket for a few days, with so much time having passed he had chucked the receipt away.
He told the Manchester Evening News: "I’ve been under a lot of stress with this I must confess.
"They’re saying I did get a ticket but I put the details in wrong, which is ridiculous."
He added: "Most people might keep their ticket for a day or two and then get rid.
"I’m 72 yeas of age, I know exactly what I’m doing. I don't like being ripped off."
Eddie and his wife challenged the fine after reaching out for help on Facebook.
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Initially the charge was upped from £60 to £100 following the appeal – but was then cancelled altogether.
The letter of cancellation reads: "The appeal has been reviewed.
"I can see from our records the ticket was issued due to the registration plate being input incorrectly we are prepared on this occasion to cancel the notice.
"Please in future ensure you input the details correctly in order to ensure you do not receive any further parking charge notices."
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