A DELIVERY man from Slaithwaite has been fined for driving through central London without paying the city's congestion charges.
But stunned Kevin Bamforth says his milk van has never been within 200 miles of the capital.
Mr Bamforth works for the family farm and dairy business J G Bamforth and Sons at Slaithwaite. His refrigerated R-registered van makes drops around west Huddersfield.
Bills sent out by the Mayor of London's office say the vehicle was spotted on the evening of August 21 crossing the Thames.
"The van has never been within 200 miles of Blackfriars Bridge," said a frustrated Mr Bamforth.
He returned the first demand for £80 with a letter explaining the mistake.
But last week another letter arrived - this time asking for £120.
"It's our registration number but they have definitely made a mistake.
"They say they have all these photo images but it can't be our van because it has never been out of Huddersfield."
He feared the bill would keep rising.
"If it wasn't so serious it would be funny."
Congestion charges around London were introduced in February to cut traffic in the city centre. Drivers have to hand over £5 per day to enter the central zone. Those who fail to pay are fined.
The system uses number plate recognition cameras.
Mr Bamforth, who lives in Thongsbridge, believes someone may either have cloned his registration plate or an error has occurred in the fines processing system.
Opponents to the charges said the camera systems were prone to mistakes.
A spokesman for Transport for London said: "In a very small number of cases, mistakes made by one or more of the involved parties have resulted in innocent parties receiving penalty notices. If sufficient evidence is provided at appeal, the penalty will be dropped."