A motorist has successfully sued a UK council for £20,000 over the ‘stress’ of receiving four parking tickets.
Zun Noon refused to pay four £50 parking fines and claimed he suffered emotional distress after bailiffs were sent round to reclaim the money. Rather surprisingly, a court found in his favour.
Mr Noon then gave the council a taste of its own medicine and sent his own bailiffs to its offices to collect his damages.
Mr Noon’s battle with Newham Council in East London started back in October 2007 after he was apparently captured by a council CCTV camera committing the parking offences.
If he had simply paid his fines, like most everyone else, he would never have had to suffer such unbearable stress in the first place.