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Walderslade mum to battle Gillingham Silver Blades parking fine with evidence from Ring doorbell

A mental health worker says she is prepared to go to court over a parking fine.

Michelle Osment was charged £100 by Premier Park Ltd for a stopover in Gillingham she says never happened.

Michelle Osment, 44, has been threatened by the use of bailiffs
Michelle Osment, 44, has been threatened by the use of bailiffs

The charge states the 44-year-old had stayed in the Silver Blades car park between 11.46am and 4.12pm on October 12 last year.

But Mrs Osment, of Brenzett Close, Walderslade, says she left the camera-operated car park in her Peugeot after dropping her kids off, returning four hours later to collect them.

She submitted video evidence to the parking company from her Ring doorbell of her entering and leaving her home when the firm says she was in the car park.

She also has a receipt from B&Q during the disputed time.

However, Premier Park Ltd stated if she did not repay the fine within 28 days, the amount would increase to £160.

Mrs Osment returning home at 12.28, when she had allegedly been parked at Silver Blades, Gillingham. Picture: Michelle Osment
Mrs Osment returning home at 12.28, when she had allegedly been parked at Silver Blades, Gillingham. Picture: Michelle Osment

The mum-of-one said: "On October 18, I received a parking charge notice, but I had compelling evidence from my motion sensor ring camera at my home to prove I was not there at the time.

"With the company not acknowledging my appeal and sending further letters and threatening me with civil court I have become increasingly frustrated with the situation.

"I am prepared to fight this all the way because if this had been a vulnerable person receiving this letter they would have paid the bill without question and not thought about the financial impact this would have on them.

"Companies like this disgust me."

She says she will now await further correspondence from Premier Park or a visit from the bailiffs.

A statement issued by Premier Park said no appeal had been made regarding this case.

It would advise all motorists to follow the appeals procedure on letters sent by Premier Park Ltd.

The statement added if the driver would like to make an appeal to Premier Park Ltd then it would be happy to look in to the appeal and any evidence submitted.

However, Mrs Osment said she had appealed.

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