Driver's 50 parking fines in 10 weeks

A MOTORIST in Bury St Edmunds seemingly isn't worried about picking up a parking ticket - after receiving more than 50 in just 10 weeks.

Will Clarke

A MOTORIST in Bury St Edmunds seemingly isn't worried about picking up a parking ticket - after receiving more than 50 in just 10 weeks.

The owner of the black Chrysler parks it in the centre of the market town, and has run-up more than £1,000 in fines in just ten weeks.

The £50 fine drops to £20 if it is paid within seven days but although all have been paid so far by the mystery motorist, some have been settled at the higher rate.

Astonished traders in the town centre say they have got used to seeing a warden sticking a ticket on the vehicle's windscreen.

Patrick Chung, Minden ward councillor on Bury St Edmunds Town Council, and who runs the Canton restaurant nearby, said: “If he has paid £1,000 in fines then that can do a lot of good for the community.”

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A spokeswoman for St Edmundsbury Council confirmed that the vehicle has been issued with more than 50 tickets since the end of September.

She added: “The owner is entitled to park in a resident's area nearby but seems to prefer to park close to the town centre.

“A day's parking in one of the council's own car parks - the nearest is a ten minute walk away - would cost him just £1.80.”

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