Asda under fire over ‘devastating’ new parking rules

A furious Asda shopper has been fined £70 after parking for 13 MINUTES outside a closed store – and says he is ‘devastated’.

The financial penalty was imposed on the Staffordshire-based client due to the ‘boy rider rules’.

The incident took place outside the Wolstanton branch in Staffs.

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The man told Stoke-on-Trent Live: “I recently visited Asda, as I always do, to buy some food, parked up, prepared to go into the store, then I realized it was closed because it was a Sunday.

“I went back to my car and got a Google of places that were open. I was there for a total of 13 minutes.”

He added: “I brought my fine into the store as I thought they might have made a mistake.

“A lady at reception told me there was nothing she could do because I was ‘just a customer not a member of staff’ and ‘parking outside of store hours results in a instant fine”.

“I was devastated. It’s so close to Christmas and I can’t afford to pay this fine.”

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The new parking restrictions operate between midnight and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday; 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Saturday to Sunday; and 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday to Monday – although there should be a 45 minute parking period.

He comes in order to prevent the boy runners from meeting at night.

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