Warning after 1,000 cars left in muddy field by 'airport parking companies'

The cars have been left in very muddy conditions Credit: ITV Meridian

More than 1,000 cars have been left unattended in a muddy field by companies promising to provide 'off-site' parking for Gatwick Airport.

Drivers have been charged £50 a week for the service, which is advertised online as 'secure, reliable and affordable'. In reality, the cars were unattended and hundreds of keys were found in the boot of an unlocked car.

Sussex Police and Trading Standards are investigating the five companies who have been leaving the cars in a field near to Gatwick Airport. They found no signs of CCTV or security fences.

Watch Malcolm Shaw's report below: