Transport body apologises for parking tickets after London Bridge attack

The fines can be up to €149

Transport body apologises for parking tickets after London Bridge attack

A car with a parking ticket on in Borough High Street as Transport for London has apologised for issuing parking fines to motorists who had to abandon their cars following the terror attack at London Bridge | Image: Aine Fox/PA Wire/PA Images

UK transport body 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.

The operator 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.

A notice was visible on the windscreen of an Audi car on the street on Wednesday afternoon.

The fines, which can be up to stg£130 (€149), will be cancelled, a TfL spokesman said.

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

It is understood 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.

Detectives searching for a Frenchman who disappeared during the London Bridge terror attack have recovered a body from the River Thames.

Specialist officers from the UK's Marine Police Unit recovered the man's body on Tuesday evening about three miles from the scene of the atrocity.

He has not been formally identified, but Xavier Thomas' next of kin have been told about the development.

Mr Thomas (45) was caught up in the attack with his girlfriend Christine Delcros.

The couple, who were visiting London for the weekend, were walking south across London Bridge when the attack happened.

Ms Delcros, who is also French, was seriously injured when she was struck by the van used in the attack.