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Gatso gaffe rebate row.

UP to 25,000 drivers may be able claim back millions of pounds in fines because a speed camera has operated illegally for 10 years.

The original paperwork for the Gatso bore the name Seatown Road to mark out a 30mph zone.

But though locals in Chideock, Dorset, use the title, the highway is officially called Duck Street.

And lorry driver Alan Dawe, 52, who won a court appeal because of the error, said yesterday: "Any drivers caught should challenge."

The speed trap is now legal but there have been about 25,000 prosecutions since 1997, admit police.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 20, 2007
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