Portsmouth News report:

HUNDREDS of Portsmouth motorists have won appeals against their parking fines because of issues with their method of payment.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed 362 cases involving RingGo between April 2012 and March 2013 were thrown out.

Drivers had their fines overturned because there was a technical glitch with the service – which lets you pay using a card over the phone – which meant payment wasn’t picked up.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.