Thursday, June 08, 2017

An Embarrassed TfL, Says 'Sorry' For Issuing Parking Tickets In Area Of London Bridge Attacks

Motorists forced to abandon their cars in central London during the weekend's terror attack, returned to the cars when given the all clear from the police, only to fined they had been issued with fines from TfL.

While emergency services Police, Ambulance, Medical staff from Guys put their own safety aside and ran to help those that had been attacked, while Taxi drivers turned their meters off to run worried and scared people caught up in the attack, home .... TfL traffic and roads officers patrolled the area and stuck parking fines on cars of the unfortunate souls caught up in the incident. Many were ordered by police to leave their vehicles in situ until scene of crime forensics had been completed

Transport for London (TfL) has said sorry for issuing parking tickets to drivers who had to abandon their cars following the terror attack at London Bridge. 

TfL apologised for its "insensitive mistake" after penalty charge notices were handed out in Borough High Street when the police cordon was scaled back on Wednesday morning

The fines, which can be up to £130, will be cancelled. And so they should, this was a deplorable act by TfL staff. 

A spokesman for TfL said: "We unreservedly apologise for our insensitive mistake. These fines should never have been issued and will all be immediately cancelled."

 He went on to say: "There will be wardens in the area for the rest of the week but no cars that have been parked within the police cordon will be fined".

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