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Nearly 10,000 payments have been wrongly taken from bank accounts by a council following a "computer error".
One ratepayer, Debra Taylor, who lives on the Bransholme estate in Hull, said she was horrified to discover that seven duplicated payments were taken from her account without her authority, totalling £378.89.
Council bills error took £900,000
Council bosses in Hull have revealed £900,000 was wrongly debited from thousands of bank accounts as a result of a computer error.
The city council, which discovered the blunder on Wednesday, said it would be another week before the 9,500 erroneous transactions were corrected.
Overpayments from individuals totalled as much as £1,000 and cash centres have been set up to rectify the problems.
By Friday afternoon, 80 people had been paid a total of £12,500 at the centres.