A 94-year-old Lincolnshire war hero – who hit the national headlines after he slammed a council as 'Nazis' over a parking fine – is still being ordered to pay.
George Chester hit the media spotlight after he was issued with a fine for parking in a restricted area in Boston while dropping a neighbour off at the bus station on May 16.
The pensioner claims he left the car for two minutes when he helped his neighbour board the bus.
When he returned he found a yellow parking ticket slapped on his windscreen.
The time on the £35 fine claimed the violation took place at 12.54pm – but Mr Chester said he dropped off his neighbour at 1.54pm.
The fine has now risen to £105.
But defiant Mr Chester said: “The council don’t frighten me. They can say what they want but I know I wasn’t anywhere near Boston at the time they say – I can prove it because my neighbour’s bus ticket states she got on the bus at 1.54pm.
“They made a mistake and they are trying to make me pay for it.
“They’re acting like bullying Nazis. Well, they don’t scare me.
“I dealt with a lot worse things in the war.
“I only tell the truth, I wasn’t in Boston at 12.54.
“They can take me to court. If it means going to jail then I will go to jail.”
Mr Chester says there are plenty of people who saw him and his neighbour in Horncastle at 12.54pm.
He said: “There are plenty of people who saw us when we were still in Horncastle at 12.54pm who will swear on oath they saw me nowhere near the bus station.”
A spokesman from BostonBorough Council said Mr Chester has failed to provide evidence for the appeals process.
The spokesman said: “Mr Chester has been through two internal appeals processes and not produced evidence to alter this decision.
“We would urge Mr Chester to continue to use the process available to anyone who wishes to dispute a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and ask that the matter be heard by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.
“This is an independent body which listens to evidence from both parties and then makes a decision on the case based on the evidence that is presented to it.
“The council will be bound by the independent panel’s decision.”