Dude, we’ve found your car! Lost VW discovered in Castle Mall car park
- Credit: Steve Adams
The motorist who lost his car more than two weeks ago, has been reunited with his vehicle, after it was discovered in the car park of a Norwich shopping centre.
After leaving his maroon VW Golf somewhere between the UEA and Prince of Wales Road while on a night out on Friday, October 30, James Boyett, 31, contacted the Norwich Evening News in the hope that we could offer help in locating his misplaced vehicle.
Now, after the Evening News was contacted on Facebook, Mr Boyett has been reunited with his lost vehicle, which was found in car park two of the Castle Mall Shopping Centre, Norwich.
Mr Boyett, of Red Lodge, Suffolk, said: 'It's been really stressful few weeks trying to think where it might have been.
'I've had to get lifts everywhere; you need a car to get around.'
Mr Boyett attended an event at the UEA before driving into the city. He parked his vehicle in the Mall's car park at 2.51am on Saturday, October 31.
He added: 'I don't know my way around Norwich, not being from here, so I must have typed into my GPS to find the nearest multi-storey car park.'
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Mr Boyett picked up his car at the weekend, and was relieved when staff at the Castle Mall agreed to waive his fine, originally quoted at £280.
He added: 'I want to thank everybody who helped me by sharing the story on social media. You hear about plenty of people losing their car keys; I just lost the whole car!'
Mr Boyett admitted that the vehicle's MOT certificate had expired, but said he planned to take the car straight to a garage to rectify this.
The vehicle's whereabouts was reported by Castle Mall employee Gordon Hopcroft.
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