Holidaymaker picks up vehicle from airport to find car park company driver had taken it on joyride

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This dashcam footage caught out an airport parking company’s driver who took a holidaymaker’s car on a high-speed jaunt while he was overseas.

The worker was clocked driving at almost twice the speed limit and overtaking three cars on a country lane during the joyride.

Lyn Bigmore, 59, paid almost £100 for WCP Bristol Airport Parking to look after his brand-new Volkswagen Tiguan while he was away in Lanzarote.

But he was disturbed to find they had taken the £30,000 SUV on a joyride, hitting 74mph in a 40mph zone.

Electrician Lyn, from Cardiff, only realised when he looked at his dashcam footage after returning from the holiday.

He said: “I thought I was dealing directly with Bristol Airport but they were actually an off-site company.

“When I arrived back from by trip they were there in ten minutes with my car and off I went.

“I thought out of curiosity I would load the footage from the camera and that was when I realised they had been driving it.

“They moved it a number of times and then I saw the footage of ‘Stirling Moss’ taking it down the A-road. He overtook three cars and hit 74mph.”

Mr Bigmore added: “I was really disappointed as when you trust someone with something you hope for a bit of respect.

“It was a brand-new car. I was horrified when I saw the footage.

“How dare people treat other people’s property like this? They get decent money for the service.”

The company has apologised for the member of staff’s conduct and given Mr Bigmore a 50 per cent refund.

They also offered him a ten per cent discount if he ever uses them again.

Jana Dorickova, the manager of WCP Bristol Airport Parking, said the incident had been “dealt with immediately”.

She said: “We worked with the customer on this incident.

“The member of staff was suspended with an immediate effect and later after our investigation we terminated his employment and customer was compensated.

“We have reached the mutually acceptable conclusion with the customer.”

News Source MirrorNews

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