ONE of the 37 Wycombe motorists incorrectly fined by disgraced parking attendants has slammed the way he was treated.

Jan Lada, 52, from Cressex, was given the fine in September for being just 60 seconds late getting back to his car.

He had left his car in the loading bay of Easton Street car park, which is owned by Wycombe District Council, which he often does as it allows motorists to park free for ten minutes.

While parking he noticed an attendant nearby, so made sure his car was left properly, and made his way into town.

At the time, Jan was limping after snapping a cruciate ligament, and hobbled past the attendant.

The traffic lights at the Crendon Street crossroads were also out of order due to an earlier accident, making it difficult for him to cross the road.

Jan said: "I went to the bank, when I came back out I was looking down towards Easton Street and could see him by my car.

"I thought he can't be doing me because I've still got a minute or so.

"Then I realised he was doing me, but I couldn't get across the road."

Jan, a chauffer driver, appealed to Bucks County Council (BCC), which is responsible for parking and contracts out attendants from car park company NCP, and even included a copy of his hospital notes to prove he was injured.

His appeal was thrown out and in a reply from the parking representation manager, Jan was told BCC was satisfied the ticket had been issued correctly.

However, a few weeks later he received another letter saying the penalty he had been doled out was wrong and he would get his £30 back.

He is still waiting for it.

Jan was not given the few minutes grace period to get back to his car, which all attendants are expected to do.

The five attendants were sacked as they issued tickets without doing this. They were able to over-ride the procedure due to a fault in their handheld computers.

Jan says he now feels let down because his appeal was dismissed.

He added: "I always felt that there should be some kind of grace period and it turns out there is.

"In the letter the manager wrote that I was under constant observation.

"He was standing there all the time.

"He knew exactly what he was doing ticketing me."

Ann-Marie Goodbody, parking services manager for the county council, said: "The appeal was considered with evidence that we had.

"At the time, that evidence suggested that the penalty charge notice (PCN) had been issued correctly."

She added after the fault with attendants' hand-held computers had been identified, Mr Lada's ticket was found to have been incorrectly issued.

Mrs Goodbody said: "We would only allow the ten minutes observation time but nevertheless we would expect the parking attendants to follow the correct procedures, and as that wasn't done we cancelled the PCN."