A MOTORIST has issued a warning to other drivers as she was handed a £70 fine after being stuck on a supermarket car park.

Evelyn Scott, from Winsford, became stranded in her car when visiting Sainsbury’s on Venables Road last month, causing her to overstay by over an hour.

She says this was due to heavy traffic in the area caused by shoppers visiting the town’s monthly artisan market.

“I was saddened by the whole set up,” she said.

“It is really stressful receiving the fine in the post and you start think thinking the worst - if I do not pay the fine, it will go up and then I will get taken to court.

“I spoke to the manager at the time and they said that this sort of thing happens every time the artisan market is on.

“The whole thing was a terrible experience to go through for everyone involved.”

Evelyn added that she wanted to warn other shoppers of the ‘parking chaos’ ahead of the next artisan market, which will return to the town tomorrow, Saturday.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We have put a range of measures in place to prevent this from happening again and we have refunded Evelyn’s parking fine.”

The supermarket chain did not elaborate on what these measures are when asked by the Guardian.