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Man who cannot drive sent more than 200 fines

Barry
Barry said he had received a constant flow of letters for two years

A 74-year-old man who does not have a car or driving license has received more than £23,000 in vehicle fines.

Barry, from Birmingham, said in excess of 200 parking and clean air zone penalties had been delivered to his home over two years.

He said the letters from Birmingham City Council had caused him a lot of stress and were addressed to two drivers who do not live at his home.

The authority confirmed that the letters were issued to Barry's home after a "representation from the registered keeper of these vehicles".

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More than 200 penalties have been delivered to Barry's home

Barry uses public transport to get around and said he was last on the road more than 50 years ago when he had a motorbike.

"I'm not sure what the answer to this is," he said.

He said having debt collectors at his door had caused him "inner turmoil".

"It's not something I want to live my life waiting for," he added.

The letters refer to five cars with different number plates that have been driven by two people in 2022 and 2023.

The DVLA said it did not have a record of Barry's address on its system and no cars were registered to his address.

Birmingham City Council stated that the case had been escalated to their parking team for further investigation.

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