A CHINESE student who left his car on his neighbours’ drive and travelled home for the summer said he mistakenly understood he had their permission.
Jack Huang, an 18-year-old business and economics student at Aberystwyth University, said there had been a mix-up after he left his car on Tom and Julia Ebenezer’s drive at Glan Rheidol, Llanbadarn Fawr.
It was reported in the Cambrian News last week that the Ebenezers were shocked to discover a black Citroën had been left on their drive, along with a note thanking them for allowing the car to be parked there and asking them to look after a cactus plant.
Speaking to the Cambrian News this week, Mr Huang said: “I left on 1 or 2 July, and I will be in China until 13 or 14 August.
“I didn’t want to pay insurance on my car while I was not using it, so I declared it SORN.
“I spoke to Julia and Tom — they are a nice couple, really friendly and helpful.
“I was on their door. I said ‘I am going back for summer, can I park on your drive?’ and I thought they said ‘sure, sure, you can leave your car on our drive’. That was a week before I went. They showed me the position where to park because I didn’t want to block the drive.”
But this recollection of events is not one shared by the Ebenezers.
“He was really upset and heartbroken. I was firm but nice,” said Mrs Ebenezer, after the Cambrian News put the couple in touch with Mr Huang.
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