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Family Furious As Driver Leaves Car On Their Driveway For Five Days

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Family Furious As Driver Leaves Car On Their Driveway For Five Days

A family who live near Birmingham Airport are fuming after finding a stranger's car parked on their drive, which they can't do anything about.

Debbie Flynn and her partner Leon live in Garretts Green and have been trying to get rid of the unwanted Vauxhall Mokka for almost a week.

However, the police have said they don't have any powers to remove the vehicle from their land.

And if that wasn't enough, the cops also told Debbie that if she tried to move it herself, she would be committing a criminal offence by breaking into the car.

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Speaking about her order, the mum-of-two said: "I am fuming because there is no law to stop anyone parking on your drive.

The police say they can't move the car. Credit: BPM Media
The police say they can't move the car. Credit: BPM Media

"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.

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"The cheeky gits opened my gate and parked it and shut the gates after leaving it on the grass. The police officer who came to see us said he had never seen anything like this in all his years."

She went on: "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."

Debbie and her partner are unable to move the car. Credit: BPM Media
Debbie and her partner are unable to move the car. Credit: BPM Media
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According to John Charnock, of Stress Free Car Rental, homeowners who find unwanted cars parked on their drive are quite powerless to do anything about it.

If it's fully taxed and has passed its MOT, and is not parked in a way that endangers others, the council is unable to move it.

Debbie has since put out an appeal on Facebook to track down the owner, but she's not had any luck as yet.

She said: "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,' she said.

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"I want answers - when, how, why and who did you pay? We just have to sit and wait for the owners to return. It's an absolute joke.

"I'm furious and disgusted that any Tom, Dick and Harry can park on your drive and you can't do a thing about it."

But Debbie's nightmare is nothing new.

Earlier this year, a man living near Manchester Airport was shocked to wake up one morning to find a complete stranger had decided to park on his driveway

Featured Image Credit: BPM

Topics: UK News

Dominic Smithers
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