A mother has been left furious after being given a parking fine while eating at KFC due to slow service.

Carolyn Bentham, 47, had taken her three-year-old and 10-month-old children to the KFC restaurant in Hyndburn Road, Accrington, for lunch after shopping in the town on July 1.

After arriving just before 1.30pm, Carolyn, from Darwen, took her children in and ordered them food but did not receive it until 2.05pm.

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By the time she had gotten the kids sat down, they had eaten, and she had got them buckled into the car and packed away the pram, she had gone 10 minutes over the one-hour parking time limit.

Carolyn said: “This is absolutely not my fault and I should not have to pay this fine.

“There was no way I was going to get my children fed and in the car safely in the 20 minutes I had left.

“I have contacted KFC who said they may be able to help but they don’t think it will work either.

“It’s ended up costing me more than £100 to have a meal out with my children.”

She appealed the ticket but has been told by parking company Civil Enforcement that it was rightly issued, and her appeal was denied.

Since then, Carolyn asked KFC to see if they could help and she was told that they could try and appeal it, and she said they apologised to her for the inconvenience.

KFC has been approached for comment, and the Lancashire Telegraph attempted to contact Civil Enforcement but was unsuccessful.