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Car covered in parking tickets faces being towed after it was left in road

PUBLISHED: 13:43 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:04 06 April 2018

The Citroen Xsara Picasso on Finkelgate. Picture Charlie Coe.

The Citroen Xsara Picasso on Finkelgate. Picture Charlie Coe.

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A car covered in yellow parking fine notices is on the verge of being towed by the city council after it was left in a Norwich road for weeks.

The Citroen Xsara Picasso on Finkelgate. Picture Charlie Coe.The Citroen Xsara Picasso on Finkelgate. Picture Charlie Coe.

Norwich City Council stuck five Parking Charge Notices (PCN) to the windscreen of the Citroen Xsara Picasso between March 7 and 20.

A seven-day removal notice was issued to the car on March 30, which expired on Friday.

A spokesperson for the council said: “If the vehicle has not been moved by the owner at this time, we have to request the county council to remove it. This is usually within 48 hours (working days).”

Peter Anderson, 82, who lives opposite the abandoned car on Queens Road, believes the situation unfolding across the road is a sign of wider issues in the area.

He said: “It has been there three to four weeks and is either dumped or stolen – it’s a pity in this area at the moment.

“There is graffiti on the pub, they have changed the traffic to bring it round here so we’re now subject to car fumes.”

It’s not the first time city transport officials have been left frustrated by parked cars on Finkelgate.

In October 2016, a Porsche Cayenne was at the centre of a parking dispute after being left on the road.

It came as the city council planned to introduce new parking restrictions in the road - and, as a result saw Transport for Norwich forced to initially paint double yellow lines either side of the car.

The owners of the car said they refused to move the vehicle, claiming they had not been told about the change in parking rules.

But by the end of the month, the council confirmed the car had been moved.

Finkelgate has been affected by changes to Norwich’s road network, and was closed several times as work was undertaken on routes in the surrounding area.

Do you have a Norwich story that we should be writing about? If so, let us know by emailing charlie.coe@archant.co.uk

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