A DAD-OF-TWO was shocked to discover he had been slapped with a £100 fine for leaving a car park to get some cash. 

The 41-year-old, who asked not to be named, was looking for a tent in Go Outdoors in Ocotal Way. His family is camping in the UK this summer after their holiday in Greece was cancelled.

But the man, who lives near the town centre, said he realised he left his wallet at home shortly after arriving at the car park, which is managed by UKPC.

He said he went to meet a friend who was shopping at a Tesco nearby to borrow some cash and left the car park for less than 10 minutes. 

When he returned to his vehicle he found a £100 parking ticket, which can be reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days. 

Drivers are not allowed to leave the site, according to UKPC rules. 

Hesaid: “I was shocked, so the first thing I did was to try to find someone, but there was no one. 

"So I went to Go Outdoors, they said that it’s in the terms and conditions that one should not leave the site once the car is parked.

“I left the site to collect cash so that I can spend the money in Go Outdoors. The only thing I did was to wait outside Tesco for my friend to come out. 

“But my argument is that in their terms and conditions they don’t display anywhere about what is the definition of their site, where’s the map of the site? Where does it start and where does it end?

“There are no barricades, or anything to stop someone just walking across the road.

“They (staff at Go Outdoors) said, they can’t do anything at the car park as they don’t own it.”

He said he will challenge the fine as he feels the situation was not treated fairly. 
The father of an eight and 10 year old said: “This is not fair. Someone is just stalking you and following you to check where you’re going."

On the parking ticket he received it states as a reason “Vehicle owner/driver left the site.”

He said he will not be shopping at Go Outdoors anymore and will find another place to buy his tent and other gear for this summer. 

Similar incidents happened last month when Neil Richardson, from Chiseldon and Sue Vincent, from Purton, were both handed parking tickets. 

A sign in the car park says: “Important: if you leave this site whilst this vehicle remains in the car park you may be liable to receive a parking charge.”

UKPC and Go Outdoors were approached for a comment.