A Sheldon mum-of-two has been left fuming after a thriller car appeared on her driveway 5 days in the past – however she’s powerless to maneuver it. Debbie Flynn and her companion Leon woke as much as uncover the silver Vauxhall Mokka subsequent to her storage off Outmore Road, Garrett’s Green – neighbouring Birmingham International Airport.
Baffled Debbie known as West Midlands Police, who mentioned confirmed the Vauxhall is just not stolen however mentioned they’re powerless to maneuver it as it is a civil slightly than legal matter. As the home is inside 5 miles of Birmingham Airport, Debbie believes her drive has been offered to a holidaymaker by a parking app by fraudsters.
Debbie mentioned: “It’s like the car just dropped out of the sky. It’s a complete mystery. We don’t understand how or why this has happened but as the owner hasn’t returned all week, we suspect it’s due to someone selling a space on my drive close to the airport.”
“We went to bed about 10.30pm on Tuesday night (April 12) and when my partner woke the next morning, it was parked on our drive,” added Debbie. “The cheeky g*ts opened my gate and parked it and shut the gates after leaving it on the grass.
“The police officer who got here to see us mentioned he had by no means seen something like this in all his years. I’m fuming as a result of there isn’t a legislation to cease anybody parking on your drive.
“It’s totally legal so the police can’t help. Yet if we try and move it and damage it, then we would have committed a criminal offence. The kids can’t even play outside on the drive now, in case they kick a ball or something and accidentally damage it.”
Because a car driveway is a part of a property, somebody parking on your drive technically counts as trespass, which is a civil offence and never legal, defined John Charnock, of Stress Free Car Rental. He has additionally mentioned that if a car has up-to-date MOT, tax, insurance coverage and isn’t ready the place it might trigger hazard to anybody round, the council can be powerless to maneuver it.
Debbie has put out an attraction on Facebook however no-one has come ahead. She has chained up the tyre so if and when the driver returns, they must knock on her door and clarify why they parked there.
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“Police said there are parking apps used by scammers who advertise unsuspecting people’s drives as parking spaces and charge the car owners a fee,” mentioned Debbie. “I would like solutions – when, how, why and who did you pay?
“We simply have to take a seat and wait for the homeowners to return. It’s an absolute joke. I’m livid and disgusted that any Tom, Dick and Harry can park on your drive and you’ll’t do a factor about it.”