Row breaks out over Sheffield pensioner's parking fine

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.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 4:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th May 2018, 3:55 pm
Parkway Central Retail Park, Sheffield. Picture: Google.

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

But lawyers BW Legal said it had received no contact from the family until the CCJ was issued in February this year.

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.

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She claimed he appealed the fine and didn’t hear anything more about the fine for three years until he received a letter from BW Legal, demanding the charge be paid - something which the firm said didn’t happen.

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 and I also fell very strongly that a disabled pensioner was targeted in this way.”

A spokesman for BW Legal said that as the firm received no contact from the family - it was totally unaware of Mr Navin’s health situation.