Driver reunited with car six months after forgetting where he parked it

Police officers predict the parking bill could be around £5,000

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Picture shows an NCP car park in Barbican, Central London.

A driver who forgot where he parked his car in Manchester has been reunited with his BMW six months later.

The motorist parked his car in a multi-storey car park after travelling to the city from Scotland for a Stone Roses gig at the Etihad Stadium in June.

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But he couldn't remember in which car park he had left the car.

According to Metro, the man and his friend spent days searching for it before they gave up. They even emailed various companies to see if it had been located.

They reported the car as lost or stolen in August and on Friday, police officers found the BMW.

Inspector Phil Spurgeon from the GMP City Centre team tweeted about the bizarre incident, writing: "11.55pm – Officers have found a car in a multi-storey lost since June, driver visiting city parked it but couldn't remember where.



"Driver apparently spent five days searching car parks in the city before reporting as lost/stolen."

He added: "We can't imagine what the ticket machine is going to say when they finally put the ticket in - £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££".

Manchester Evening News reports that officers predict the parking bill could be around £5,000.

In 2012, a German man found his car - two years after forgetting where he parked it.

The man lost his car after a night out in December 2010.

When he couldn't find it the next morning he reported it missing to police in Munich - but it wasn't discovered until a traffic warden noticed that the parking ticket had expired.

It had been safely parked 2.5 miles away from where the driver thought he'd left it, and the boot was still full of £32,500 worth of tools.

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