Welsh man receives Bromley parking ticket despite never visiting the area

PUBLISHED: 10:50 05 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 05 April 2013

A man from South Wales was “extremely shocked” to receive a parking ticket asking him to pay £110 for an offence committed in Beckenham, when he has never visited the area before.

Ahad Miah, 29, of Merthyr Tydfil, was on holiday with his family in Bangladesh and his car was in storage when he was allegedly parked in a restricted area of the High Street.

He said: “I was extremely shocked when I received the letter on Thursday asking me to pay, as I have never been to Bromley. I thought my number plates might have been stolen.

“When I checked the photos, it was a white lorry parked up and I drive a black Audi TT. I couldn’t believe they could make such a big mistake. My registration starts with a X and this was a K.”

Mr Miah added: “When I spoke to the council they said it was just typing error. What really annoys me is I had to take time off work to deal with the issue, which they don’t even think about.”

Awaiting a comment from Bromley Council.

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