Every little helps...neighbour says he saw Tesco delivery driver ‘crash’ into parked car

Nilum Ahmed from Preston, looks at the damage on her car after a Tesco delivery van  hit the car and left the scene.

Nilum Ahmed from Preston, looks at the damage on her car after a Tesco delivery van hit the car and left the scene.

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A mum-of-three from Preston is taking on supermarket giant Tesco, after a delivery driver allegedly damaged her car.

Nilum Ahmed, of Connaught Road, in Broadgate, Preston, said she was only alerted to the incident that happened on Thursday, January 22, when a note was left on her car.

Nilum, 35, said: “My car was parked up on the street, a little way up from my house.

“When I went out in the morning to take my children to school, I saw a note from a person saying they had witnessed a Tesco delivery van hit my car at around 9.30pm and then drove off.

“He had been sat in his car as he had parked up and, because it was dark, the driver didn’t notice him.”

“They said they would be happy to be a witness for me.”

Nilum, who has two daughters and a son, aged 14 and nine, works part time in a care home and says she cannot afford to pay for the damage done to the front wing of her car.

“I can’t afford to pay an excess of £300,” she said.

“And then my insurance will go up on top of that to £600 a year.”

Nilum contacted Tesco’s head office and they confirmed that the van that had made the delivery was registered to the Tesco Extra branch in Leyland. A statement from Tesco said: “We are aware of the incident and our colleagues are liaising with the affected customer as we conduct an investigation.”