A motorist has been fined for unpaid tax that he had already paid.

Deighton driver Raymond Suttle was left fuming when he received a £115 DVLA vehicle tax bill despite setting up a monthly payment system in August.

It is one of two disputes between Mr Suttle, of Browning Road, and the authority over several cars he owns.

Mr Suttle, 65, said that he had tried to contact the DVLA on several occasions to get the fine cancelled for his Nissan Serena which the authority has now accepted was down to an error.

Mr Suttle, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I got the fine letter.

“I got the car during the summer and made sure that I had completed all the relevant paperwork and sent it off.

“The tax payments had been going out of my account each month so when I received the fine I just couldn’t understand what had happened.

“I’ve been contacting them to try get the fine cancelled but have had no luck.

Raymond Suttle at loggerheads with DVLC over his vehicles

“I think it’s disgraceful this has happened.”

Huddersfield Examiner contacted the DVLA which admitted that it had sent the fine to him in error.

A spokesman said: “Our enforcement action has been withdrawn. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to Mr Suttle.

“We process 44 million vehicle tax transactions each year and cases like this are very rare.”

Mr Suttle is also fighting with the DVLA over the lack of a V5C vehicle registration certificate which he believes he should have received months ago and has meant that he has not been able to drive his car.

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“I bought a MGZR in April and got the insurance sorted and sent off the log book (registration certificate) to the DVLA for them to return to me updated with my name,” he said.

“I’ve tried and tried to contact them and get them to send me it but they haven’t and it’s now got to the point that I’m having to scrap my car because I don’t want to risk without having the proper registration details, which will affect my insurance.

“Even if they issue it now it’s too late, I just want to highlight the DVLA’s inefficency.”

A spokesman for the DVLA would not confirm if it had received his V5C form but said: “Drivers can fill out a V62 application form, which costs £25, to get sent a new registration certificate.”