Defiant motorist jumps back into car to stop it being towed away

A defiant driver has been sat in his car for more than FIVE HOURS after jumping back in to stop it being towed away.

Determined double glazing salesman Matthew Sanders leaped back into his blue Vauxhall Tigra when traffic officers tried to give him a parking ticket.

Matthew, 34 from Macclesfield, Cheshire, earned the fine by parking in a disabled bay in Birmingham city centre as hordes of Christmas shoppers walked by.

Matthew Sanders sat in his car for more than five hours after jumping back in to stop it being towed away

Matthew Sanders sat in his car for more than five hours after jumping back in to stop it being towed away

The drama has sparked a stand-off with police as they have been unable to persuade the motorist to leave the V-registration car.

Eyewitnesses said the stalemate started at 9.30am and Matthew refuses to leave his car, stating its his only form of transport for work and that he needed to pick his daughter up later today (TUE).

He has threatened to write the car off if wardens try to make him leave the vehicle as he can’t afford to have it released.

Police were unable to persuade the motorist to leave

Police were unable to persuade the motorist to leave

Matthew said: “I’ll be here all day.

“They have targets.

“This is private corporations ripping people off at Christmas.

“The council is short of cash and is trying to load my car up to cost me more money.

“I can’t afford to get it released so if they try to get me out I’ll just write it off.”

Matthew, 34, earned the fine by parking in a disabled bay in Birmingham city centre

Matthew, 34, earned the fine by parking in a disabled bay in Birmingham city centre