Mum slapped with two parking tickets despite never actually parking

Megan Edmonds, with her two sons Rex and Teddy

Megan Edmonds, with her two sons Rex and Teddy - Credit: Megan Edmonds

A mum has revealed her fury at being slapped with TWO fines in one day despite never actually parking.

Megan Edmonds' husband dropped her off at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and picked her up two hours later in a side road.

The couple never entered one of the hospital's official car parks.

Megan Edmonds, who was given two penalty notices for "parking" near the N&N

Megan Edmonds, who was given two penalty notices for "parking" near the N&N - Credit: Megan Edmonds

But a few weeks later, the pair were shocked when a National Parking Enforcement bill landed on their doormat demanding they stump up a £60 fine for "parking" on the road.

After attempting to appeal the notice she reluctantly paid up - only to receive a second notice telling her the charge had risen to £120.

And when she queried this, it emerged that this was a second notice issued for two hours after her first.

Both charges related to July 13, one shortly before 2pm, a stop of three minutes, while the second was for around 4pm and lasted less than two minutes.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

More than 110 members of staff are currently off at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for stress and anxiety. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Archant

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The 29-year-old mum-of-two from Bradwell said: "I had no idea we could not stop there and both times my husband never actually left the car - the signs were not clear.

"It's just so disrespectful of the company to fine people when they are visiting the hospital, which most people who go there would be. It's awful.

"I admit it was a mistake but also feel the signage really should have been clearer."

Mrs Edmonds, a health care worker with two sons, three-year-old Teddy and nine-month-old Rex, is not the first person to be snared in the same road near the hospital.

In January 2020, a man was given a notice for stopping for just 26 seconds to have a sneezing fit, while a month later a student was penalised for stopping to allow a pedestrian to cross the road - and won his appeal against the notice.

An NPE spokesman said: "The vehicle was stopped on a restricted roadway where stopping is not permitted for any amount of time.

"Mrs Edmonds has been given the information to further her appeal to the IAS (Independent Appeals Service) if she is unhappy with our decision to reject her appeal."