A pensioner claims he would rather go to jail than pay an unfair £100 parking fine.
Jamie Jamieson, 75, went to Hull on Thursday April 6 for a check-up at the Hull Royal Infirmary to find out if he has Parkinson’s disease.
But he couldn’t find parking at the hospital’s main entrance, so he drove to the nearby lot on Fountain Street.
Jamie says he parked his car there – and spent two hours paying four pounds in cash at one of the pay machines.
However, on Tuesday 25 April he was handed a £100 parking fine which he was unwilling to pay.
said Jamie Hull Live: “I would honestly go to jail on principle because I won’t pay that point, and I’m very adamant.
“I’ve spent 25 years in the Royal Navy and 25 years at GCHQ. I will not pay a £100 fine for this. It’s absolutely insane.
“At first I thought it was a scam and I find it appalling. Other people should be warned, and I think it should be challenged in general.”
The man out Scarborough claims his appointment was at 10am and he paid for his parking space around 9.30am as he arrived early.
Unfortunately, Jamie no longer has the ticket to prove he paid for parking.
The notice from Bank Park, which manages the Fountain Street car park, says the fine is reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.
He added: “And who will keep a ticket for three weeks? I felt like I had been cheated. I felt like people were billing me without properly reviewing all of the evidence supporting my case. “
Jamie received the parking fine three weeks after visiting the hospital and the letter is dated April 17 but says he didn’t receive it until April 25.
He found this odd and emailed the car park on April 26, but has yet to receive a response.
Bank Park was contacted for comment.