Parking Staff

Five companies operating at different airports have been investigated, and the sting caught workers at Manchester and Heathrow firms stealing cash

A Meet and Greet Manchester Airport Parking worker was seen during a 25-minute journey taking money from a vehicle’s armrest.

He was also recorded saying “f****** rapid this mate”.

During the journey he was recorded doing 72mph in a 40 zone.

The same firm has previously been accused of writing off a Range Rover in a crash, racking up speeding tickets and losing a car.

TAKEN FOR A RIDE Meet-and-greet parking staff at Manchester and Heathrow airports caught on camera joyriding and stealing cash from unsuspecting holidaymakers
A Meet and Greet Manchester Airport Parking worker was seen during a 25-minute journey taking money from a vehicle’s armrest, as well as speeding

Companies at Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, were also tested. There was no evidence at wrongdoing at these airport parking firms.

Mike Kane, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, told the paper: “It is unacceptable that these unregulated firms are able to act with impunity.”

A Purple Parking worker serving Heathrow also was seen taking money from the armrest compartment.

In footage he can be heard picking up coins.

TAKEN FOR A RIDE Meet-and-greet parking staff at Manchester and Heathrow airports caught on camera joyriding and stealing cash from unsuspecting holidaymakers
Passengers wait to check-in at Heathrow Airport at the start of the summer holidays

Manchester Airport Parking Service Ltd said in a statement: “We are very shocked and saddened to hear about this as we do not accept nor endorse any such behaviour and do not consider it representative of our company standards.

“We have placed an immediate suspension on the driver in question.”

Matthew Pack, CEO, Purple Parking said: “We have spoken with the individual who refutes the allegations implied against them.

“As handover captain, their responsibility is to ensure customers have not left valuable items on display and take photos of mileage and fuel levels.