Dad cheesed off at double McD’s fine

Duncan Baxter got parking fine in McDonalds, Marsh Road, Luton
Duncan Baxter got parking fine in McDonalds, Marsh Road, Luton

A father is fuming that he received a parking fine for overstaying the time limit at McDonald’s in Leagrave when in fact he says he visited on two separate occasions.

Duncan Baxter, who lives in Leagrave, was fined £100 after his trips to McDonald’s on December 21, which he says had a two hour interval in between.

MET Parking Services run the car park and have not responded to the Herald & Post’s requests for a comment.

Mr Baxter said: “I dropped my wife and daughter at a hairdressers in Sundon Park. On the way back I stopped at McDonald’s and bought a burger which I took home to eat.

“My son came home from work, saw the evidence and wanted a burger too so I said I’d buy him one when I went back to collect my wife and daughter, and that is what I did. I have basically been charged £100 for being a regular customer.”

The manager of McDonalds told Mr Baxter his complaint would have to be taken up with MET Parking.

Mr Baxter was sent a photo of his car entering the car park at 1.30pm and another of it leaving at 3.30pm.

He said: “What they have left out is me leaving and returning between these times. I am still waiting for a response to my complaint to MET parking and McDonald’s.

“I feel that people should be aware of the risk of venturing into this car park twice in one day. I actually live just under one minute’s drive from McDonald’s which is another reason why I would not spend more than a few minutes in the car park.”