Row breaks out over Sheffield pensioner’s parking fine

Parkway Central Retail Park, Sheffield. Picture: Google.
Parkway Central Retail Park, Sheffield. Picture: Google.
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A row has broken out after a seriously ill pensioner was issued with a county court judgment over an unpaid parking fine issued at a Sheffield retail park.

Sarah Rigby said her 75-year-old dad Terence Navin, who is currently incapacitated in hospital, was issued with a fine for parking over the hatchings in a disabled bay at Parkway Retail Park in 2014.

Ms Rigby said he had to park in such a way as metal bollards and a shopping trolley bay would have meant he would not have been able to get out of his car.

She claimed he appealed the fine and didn’t hear anything more about the fine for three years until he received a letter from lawyers, demanding the charge be paid.

She said: “It’s left me furious. My dad has a huge medical history and has had a heart transplant and in October 2017 he started having kidney dialysis three times a week.

“It’s not so much the money - it’s more the principle of it. It just seems like a huge miscarriage of justice.”