Businessman felt he was 'targeted' after receiving parking ticket for car 'not fitting fully' in parking bay

A businessman in Nottingham felt he was 'targeted' due to the make of his car after he received a parking ticket for his car 'not fitting fully' in a parking bay.

Gary Digva, 37, parked his yellow Lamborghini on Barker Gate in Nottingham city centre on October 9 before visiting a nearby gym.

He paid for one hour and was back at his car within 40 minutes, but was "baffled" to return to find a ticket had been left on his vehicle.

Nottingham City Council's parking wardens had issued him the ticket for his car "not fitting fully within the bay".

Drivers "must park as close to the kerb as possible" at bays in the city for safety purposes and to avoid obstructing other vehicles and cyclists, the council has said.

But Gary Digva, said he felt he was targeted for "having a nice car".

He said: "I park in that bay four times a week to go to the Edwards Performance gym and all my cars fit outside the bays as they are too small for bigger vehicles."

Mr Digva is now liable for a £50 fine Credit: BPM Media
Gary Digva Credit: BPM Media

Gary Digva is now liable for a £50 fine, which can be reduced to £25 if it's paid within 14 days.

But he has said he will take the matter further with the council through appeals and is refusing to pay the notice.

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