Ticket machines at the Foresters car park Navan’s Brews Hill where clampers have been going to town on motorists are running anywhere between five and fifteen minutes slow on a regular basis Meath Live can reveal.

Our exclusive pictures taken on two separate occasions in the last year show the clock is at one time some fifteen minutes slow.

The watch worn by the person purchasing a ticket displays the right time of 13.30 while the ticket machine wrongly says 13.15

This means that the motorist has only 45 minutes to return to their vehicle rather than the hour for which they have paid.’

Most people just buy the ticket and place it in the car windscreen without checking the time and are horrified to discover they have been clamped when they return at 14,30

Apcoa the company which oversees the parking at the Foresters has been contacted for comment.