Highway Robbery Parking fines are car-iminal.
Friday 20th March 2015 @ 08:40 by Anna Fletcher

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Tameside drivers are hitting back at car parking firms after being slapped with fines they have branded ‘highway robbery’ and ‘disgusting’.

It comes after the RAC Foundation announced last month that millions of pounds of parking penalties could have been charged illegally.

Now drivers who have been hit with similar charges at two Tameside car parks are battling back.

Father and son Mark and Matthew Rigby were both slapped with parking fines for not parking correctly within the markings of a bay or space at Ashton Moss Leisure Park.

Anita Seddon, of Dukinfield, was given a fine despite saying that she actually overpaid for her stay in the car park.

More on this story in this week’s (19th March) Tameside Reporter out now.