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A distraught girl has been hit with an eye-watering £600 invoice after an airport “meet and greet” parking firm left her automotive to clock up fines in a brief keep automotive park.

Jo Timson, 58, flew out to go to buddies in Malaga to loosen up after the breakdown of her marriage. But moderately than jetting again to the UK feeling relaxed, her stress ranges had been despatched hovering after the corporate she booked to choose up her automotive let her down.

She had booked agency Drive, Park and Fly to gather her automotive from London Gatwick Airport the place she’d left it in a brief keep carpark in addition to leaving her keys in a delegated spot, as instructed.

When she touched again down within the UK Jo contacted the corporate – however there was nobody was there to greet her and she or he found her automotive had merely been left the place she’d initially parked it up.

At round 1.30am on February 9, she tried to name the corporate 12 instances – however nobody answered. She mentioned: “’Again it was an unsociable time of day, so there was no public transport to get me home,” stories MailOnline.

Jo finally managed to get by means of to Drive Park and Fly and the corporate revealed they by no means picked up her automotive in any respect – and it claimed the explanation why is that she had not adopted its steerage.

She mentioned: “I didn’t know at the time but there were lots of people around suffering the same fate as me. It could have been worse – some people’s cars weren’t there [and] they didn’t have a car at all.

“But with everything going on in my life I just felt I had been lumbered with more bad luck.” Jo had already paid Drive, Park and Fly £68.99. She’d additionally coated the £10 parking tickets to permit them to valet her automotive.

She additionally found she may very well be dealing with a £600 parking ticket – which was greater than she’d paid for her vacation.

At round 2.30am Jo mentioned she headed right down to the Gatwick parking workplace to however they merely replied they had been “powerless to stop them”.

The parking bill was reduced to £300 and Jo had to ask friends for help to pay.

A spokesperson from Sussex Police said: “Sussex Police supports West Sussex Trading Standards which is lead agency to investigate these matters.”

Since then Jo has additionally reported the matter to Trading Standards which has not but responded to her report. Express.co.uk has tried to contact Drive Park and Fly for a remark.