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A Mercedes abandoned in a Birmingham multi-storey car park more than two years ago has racked up £9,000 in parking charges

A Mercedes abandoned in a Birmingham multi-storey car park more than two years ago has racked up £9,000 in parking charges

A Mercedes abandoned in a Birmingham multi-storey car park more than two years ago has racked up £9,000 in parking charges

A parking firm is still battling to have a broken-down Mercedes removed from one of its sites - more than two years after it was abandoned.

Middlesex-based Apcoa Parking said it had been unable to trace the owner of the car, which was dumped at its multi-storey facility in Ladywood, Birmingham, during 2012.

The saloon, which has not been reported stolen, would by now have attracted a notional parking charge - at a daily rate of £13 - of at least £9,000.

But it is understood the firm is not seeking payment of the charge and is currently waiting for Birmingham City Council to remove the vehicle.

A spokesman for Apcoa said: "We have written to the owner and we didn't get a reply.

"This particular vehicle has a broken back axle. It's probable that the owner deems it to be more hassle than it's worth for him to come and remove it."

PA Media