A university student has received more than 50 fines for parking illegally – despite never owning a car or even passing his driving test.

Daniel Popescu, 19, came to the UK from Romania and settled in Ipswich in May to study at the University of Suffolk.

He told today how he was shocked to find more than 50 parking fines for a Volkswagen Golf parked illegally in Bramford Road.

  • Daniel Popescu received a letterbox full of parking fines for a Volkswagen Golf 
  • He moved to the UK from Romania, has never owned a car and can’t drive
  • DVLA is investigating the possibility he may have been a victim of identity theft 

A spokesman for Ipswich Borough Council, who issue parking fines, said ‘We have launched a thorough investigation with the DVLA into what is quite a complex case.

‘One of the lines we will pursue is why this car has been registered to either this person or someone of the same name and at which address.

‘We do not expect any action to be taken over the penalty notices at this time and we will ensure that Mr Popescu is updated as necessary.’

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