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Car 'moved' onto double yellow lines and given four parking tickets

A driver from Penryn says he was "mystified" when he returned from holiday to find his car had been moved ten metres down the road onto double yellow lines and given four parking tickets.

Martin Dodridge, 51, had parked his Reliant Robin legally on the road near his home earlier this month.

But while he was away in South Africa friends informed him that he had been fined more than £100.

"I'm blown away," Martin said. "When you tell people, they can't believe it - they're shocked. I left my car perfectly safe and got back on Wednesday and it's moved with tickets on it. I'm totally shocked but there's a kind of funny side to in"

Martin believes Cornwall Council moved his Robin Reliant to complete the double yellow lines, however the council deny ever touching his vehicle.

They say they initially painted around the car, but when they returned several days later the vehicle had already been moved.

If it is found that he was not at fault, the penalty charges will not be enforced. Credit: Martin Dodridge

Martin says his classic car has "sentimental" value but is not sure if he'll ever find out how it was shifted down the road. He's now appealed the parking fines.

Cornwall Council have issued a statement. 'We are investigating the events leading up to Mr Dodridge being issued with the penalty charges, and will carry out this investigation as quickly as possible.'

If it is found that he was not at fault, the penalty charges will not be enforced.