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Offline BGB

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/traffic-wardens-swoop-cars-trapped-10579152

At least six cars have been slapped with fines up to £130 this morning after drivers were unable to retrieve them after the attack







ByMartin Fricker,Laura Connor,
17:07, 7 JUN 2017
Updated19:44, 7 JUN 2017

Cars on London Bridge have been slapped with parking fines.

Cars left trapped inside a police cordon set up after the London Bridge terror attack have been hit with huge parking fines.

At least six cars in the cordon were slapped fines of up to £130 this morning as officers partially lifted the no-go zone.

Scores of vehicles were left abandoned along Borough High Street as three terrorists went on a rampage through the area.

Just hours after the cordon was lifted, at around 1.30am on Wednesday, traffic wardens slapped fines on the cars.

Traffic wardens have wasted no time in handing out fines

Owners of vehicles were informed they could pick their cars up this morning   

The fines were handed out just minutes after the cordon was lifted

Six cars are believed to have been issued with £130 fines 

Antoni Perry, who works in London Bridge, had parked his Honda Civic near the scene while he was at work - but was unable to pick it up after the attack.

He had already been given a fine by 8.25am - just 15 minutes after police told him the cordon had been lifted.

In a Facebook post he wrote: "8.00am in Essex I get an email from Met Police saying I can retrieve my car from cordoned off zone... 8.05am parking nazis swoop... London Bridge is back to business as usual!!!"



































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One man says he was issued a fine within just 15 minutes  (Photo: DAILY MIRROR)

   


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The cordon is being lifted around London Bridge and Borough Market today  (Photo: Daily Mirror)

   


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TfL have apologised for the fines and said they will be written off  (Photo: Daily Mirror)

   


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Drivers were unable to pick up their vehicles while the cordon was in place  (Photo: Daily Mirror)

The graphic designer told the Sun : "I just couldn't believe it when I saw the parking ticket.

"I'd only left it there because I was at work on Saturday night."

A white Audi A3 sat outside the Slug & Lettuce - which still hadn't reopened yesterday afternoon - was also slapped with a fine, while a blue Ford Fiesta and blue Audi A3 parked outside Holland & Barrett were also pictured with parking tickets.


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The manager of Italian restaurant Giuseppe's on the street also saw his boss's car almost get fined before he swooped in to stop the warden.




Massimo Ricciardi, 47, said: "The mind of some people, they are not compassionate."

A TfL spokesman said: "We unreservedly apologise for our insensitive mistake.

"These fines should never have been issued and will all be immediately cancelled.”

Offline scalyback

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At the very least, they cancelled the fines, but really; and joking apart; are we seriously to believe that a ticket guy was waiting for the cordon to be lifted to place PCN's on cars that were trapped there? What the hell does this say about some branches of the parking industry?

THis needs to be addressed and training put in place to make sure there is never a similar occurrence. The word 'disgraceful' pales into insignificance alongside this action.

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At the very least, they cancelled the fines, but really; and joking apart; are we seriously to believe that a ticket guy was waiting for the cordon to be lifted to place PCN's on cars that were trapped there? What the hell does this say about some branches of the parking industry?

I remember seeing a whole gaggle of Camden's CEO's waiting at the cordons after 7/7, so yes, I'd believe it.

THis needs to be addressed and training put in place to make sure there is never a similar occurrence. The word 'disgraceful' pales into insignificance alongside this action.

It was addressed - several people have been seriously hauled over the coals!



 


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