Driver lost parked car for months

A DRIVER who couldn't remember where he'd parked his car has finally been reunited with it after a nine-month search.Eric King, 58, from Milton Keynes, had been looking for his Ford Focus since he left it parked in a residential area of Bury St Edmunds, in January this year when he travelled to the town to visit Rougham Airfield.

A DRIVER who couldn't remember where he'd parked his car has finally been reunited with it after a nine-month search.

Eric King, 58, from Milton Keynes, had been looking for his Ford Focus since he left it parked in a residential area of Bury St Edmunds, in January this year when he travelled to the town to visit Rougham Airfield.

But when it was time to go home he couldn't find it, despite walking all around and eventually took a bus home.

But determined to find it, Mr King returned 10 times and lost two stones through all the walking around.

“I must have stayed at every bed and breakfast in Bury. I just thought I would find it. I walked all over the place to find it, I just kept coming back.”

Mr King contacted St Edmundsbury Borough Council, but it wasn't until last Friday that council officers received information leading them to the car's whereabouts.

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“I was very pleased when someone from the council contacted me to say my car had been found, and I am grateful for their help,” said Mr King.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council enforcement officer Andrew Harvey said he was pleased Mr King's hunt for his car had ended happily.

“Mr King contacted us in February to see if we had picked the car up, which we had not,” he said.

“Then, on Friday we received an email saying a car had been left in Blackbird Drive, in Bury. I remembered Mr King's call to us earlier in the year, so I checked our logs and discovered the description of the two cars matched. The car had been parked there for a long time, but it was an X-reg and in good condition so residents just assumed it belonged to their neighbours.

“Abandoned cars normally end up in the compound but it was nice to be able to reunite this one with its owner.”

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