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'I got locked inside an underground car park - then slapped with £100 fine'

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A university professor has told of her distress at getting locked inside a car park - fearing she would be trapped inside all night.

Rachel McLean drove into the car park not realising that just minutes later it would be locked for the night and not reopen until the next morning.

As she went to pay for her parking session, she struggled to get the card machine to work on the parking machines and so tried the parking App instead.

But she could not connect to that either, and did not have £6 in cash to use as the alternative payment. After failing to find a way to pay online, she decided she would have to leave and find another car park - but at that point realised the shutters had gone down and she was locked inside. Join our new WhatsApp community Manc Life by clicking this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/HyyLIEMz8FD190U5lLNBNg. This is where the Manchester Evening News connects you to our favourite content about eating, drinking and having fun all across Greater Manchester and beyond! You can leave at any time, and find out more here. She was only able to "escape" when a resident of the adjoining apartment block came into the car park and let her use their fob to open the shutters.

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