A SAGA over car clamping in Huddersfield should finally reach a conclusion in the new year.
Marsh motorist Tim Garbutt appeared at Huddersfield County Court today for a judgement on the massive charges he was left owing after his Land Rover Discovery was towed away almost a year ago.
The bill rocketed to more than £3,500 after clamping company NPC towed away Mr Garbutt's car from land off Old Leeds Road in Huddersfield.
The vehicle was clamped and taken away within minutes of him parking outside premises to collect a relative from a nearby dance school.
The costs were made up of towing fees and storage charges.
Mr Garbutt paid a £735 bond to the County Court in spring. District judge Ian Slim ordered that his car should be returned to him, pending a final ruling.
And today, clampers Christopher Rose and Jason Emeny, who failed to appear, were given seven days to file defences.
Mr Rose was last seen in court on July 17, but Mr Emeny has never attended court.
District judge John Harrison said that after seven days the two men would be barred from defending the claim.