Hundreds of thousands of pounds in parking tickets remain outstanding in Bexley, it has been revealed.

Bexley Council is waiting for nearly 13,000 parking tickets to be paid, with an outstanding bill being racked up of over £1.7m.

According to a request under the Freedom of Information act, there are still tickets dating back to 2015 which have not been paid.

So far this year, 8,131 fines remain outstanding, meaning the council is waiting for £969,993 to be coughed up by offending drivers.

The council is still waiting on £723k from 2017/18, and £73k from 2016/17, according to the FOI request.

The car park where most fines have been issued has remained the same every year since 2015.

Oaklands Road, in Bexleyheath, has seen an accumulated 2,822 fines handed out to drivers in the last three years.

There are 19 council-operated car parks in the borough, the most expensive of which charges £8.30 for 24 hours.

Councils across England made £871.5 million in profits from parking in 2017/18, the highest amount since records began.