Car lifted onto yellow lines for parking ticket
Clair Morris says she parked her car legally, but the council moved it on to newly painted double yellow lines and promptly issued her a ticket.
Fresh lines were being painted that day, and to allow for the work, she believes her car was moved to a spot over the road, which just so happens to have parking restrictions.
She said that she found the parking ticket when she went to pick up her vehicle. Alongside the parking ticket which had been issued earlier, Morris said there was a vehicle "re-position notice" from Manchester City Council which was dated 7th May, which was the day she left her car on the other side of the road.
"It is crazy," said Morris; "I know traffic wardens have a job to do but you would have thought common sense would have prevailed. Someone passing told me they saw my car being lifted by a tow-truck and moved across the road. They thought I was being towed away."
"I'm going to dispute [the parking ticket] but it will be a load of hassle and a waste of my time."
A Manchester City Council spokesman told BBC News: "The car should not have been moved to a location with double yellow lines, and this ticket should not have been issued and will be cancelled. Our contractors apologise for this error and we are now insisting that they follow our strict codes of conduct."