A FORMER police officer has vowed to fight a £90 parking charge she insists was issued by mistake.
Angela Williams, 58, of Acrefair, claims UK Parking Control has made an error in ruling she was in breach of parking rules at the Mount Street Retail Park in Wrexham.
Mrs Williams, who is also a former probation officer, went shopping at Mount Street on February 4. She was alone in the car.
“There are plenty of signs which say it is a private car park and people must not leave the (retail park) site,” she said.
“I went to two shops and when I got back to the car, there was a parking ticket.
“But then an official came around in a vehicle.
“Initially he seemed to think a man had been driving my car who had walked off site.
“But then he told me he would cancel the fine and asked for the ticket back. I gave it to him.”
Mrs Williams thought that was the last of the matter. But now she has received a letter from UK Parking Control issuing the £90 fine and a request for her to supply the name of the person who had been driving her car.
Mrs Williams said: “I am furious about being treated in this way.
“I am prepared to go to court over the matter if I have to.
“I was by myself and I did not leave the retail park at any stage.”
A spokesman for UK Parking Control said: “We consider all appeals on a case-by-case basis, and comply at all times with the British Parking Association's code of practice.
“We recognise that no one likes to receive a parking charge but they are necessary to ensure the car parks we operate are managed properly.”