A MOTHER of five has finally won a long-running battle to clear her name, after she discovered her car had been wrongfully clamped, yesterday morning.

Thanks to help from the Daily Echo, Tracey Geary’s fight to convince Harrow Council she did not drive the wrong way up a one-way street in June last year ended successfully on Tuesday.

The council sent Tracey, who lives in Springbourne, a penalty charge notice last year along with some photographic evidence and orders to pay a fine.

But after discovering the car in the photograph was not hers, Tracey emailed the council with the new information hoping that would be an end to the matter.

Following a couple more letters, the last in October last year, which she duly responded to, Tracey was shocked to discover yesterday morning that her Renault Megane had been clamped.

When the Daily Echo contacted the council yesterday morning they immediately dropped the warrant and said they would carry out an investigation into the mistake.

They also sent Tracey, who works at Portfield School, a bunch of flowers and chocolates by way of an apology.

Tracey, 39, said: “This has been going on for so long I was reaching the end of my tether.

“I haven’t even heard of Harrow, so how could it have been me? This has caused me so much stress.

“I was taken to hospital with a suspected heart attack last week so this hasn’t helped to say the least.”

Brendon Hills, corporate director for community and environment at Harrow Council, said: “This was an error on our part.

“We have ordered the vehicle to be unclamped and apologise to Mrs Geary for any inconvenience or distress caused.

“It’s very rare for a mistake like this to happen.”