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

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

Drivers are being charged £50 a week for the service, which is being investigated by police.

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Off-site parking customer has 'no idea' where car is

A man in Laverstock, Hampshire, has branded the company that was meant to look after his car while he was abroad 'hopeless.'

Philip Denee paid for meet-and-greet parking at Gatwick Airport before flying to Turkey.

In the paperwork he received from the company he was told to call a number when he returned in order to get his car back.

When he couldn't get through he decided to go the carpark where he handed over his car and found several other families who were also trying to find their vehicles.

Despite multiple attempts to try and track down his Audi, Mr Denee and his family ended up having to get a taxi home.

He says he is no closer to tracking it down:

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