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'Insensitive mistake': Parking tickets placed on cars abandoned after London Bridge attack

TfL apologised and said it would immediately cancel the fines.

Incident at London Bridge Source: Aine Fox/PA Images

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) has apologised for an “insensitive mistake” after parking tickets were place on to cars abandoned following Saturday’s London Bridge attack.

A number of penalty charge notices were handed out on Borough High Street after the police cordon was scaled back yesterday morning.

By yesterday afternoon, parking tickets were found on several cars in the area. The fines can cost as much as £130 (€150).

A notice was clearly visible on an Audi parked on the high street.

Incident at London Bridge Source: Aine Fox/PA Images

A spokesperson for TfL told TheJournal.ie that all the fines would be cancelled.

They said: “We unreservedly apologise for our insensitive mistake. These fines should never have been issued and will all be immediately cancelled.”

From Saturday evening, a cordon was placed around the area of London Bridge and Borough Market after three men used a van and knives to attack pedestrians in the vicinity.

Drivers were told to abandon their cars, and were only able to collect them from Wednesday morning.

The investigation into the attack is ongoing.

Read: Three men arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences not connected to bridge attack

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