A DRIVER who failed to pay a parking fine has been slapped with a court bill of nearly £300.

Natasha Louise Lamb was given a parking ticket at Alver Valley Country Park Car Park in Gosport on February 24.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard she failed to pay the fine within 21 days.

The case against her was proved in her absence last month.

Lamb, of Church Road, Southampton, was fined £120, ordered to pay compensation of £70, a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £70.