A series of emails released under the Freedom Of Information Act expose serious irregularities in the way ParkingEye procure and use landowner witness statements.
The emails establish that ParkingEye write the witness statements themselves and then email them to the landowner where they are signed and emailed back. No supporting information regarding the parking event is supplied; only the date of the event.
On several occasions ParkingEye get information wrong; sometimes repeatedly.
In order to save inconvenience ParkingEye and the landowner collude to produce a pre-signed witness statement, which ParkingEye can then photocopy and date as often as they want without referring to the Landowner.
Many clauses in the witness statement are opinions rather than fact.
Many clauses in the witness statement are based on facts which it appears from the email trail the witness does not have in their own knowledge, and which they therefore cannot know whether they are true or not.
These are all examples of seriously bad practice. A witness statement should be written in the witnesses own words, and should be a statement of fact of information within the witnesses own knowledge; not opinions; not 'fact's you do not know yourself.
The Parking Prankster