Traffic warden targets funeral cortege

Adrian Holliday

A traffic warden slapped a £130 penalty charge notice on a funeral car claiming it was breaching loading restrictions. The vehicle was waiting outside St Saviours Church in Lewisham High Street, South London, part of a funeral cortege for an 85-year-old dead man.

Lewisham Council has apologised. But there is growing concern about alleged traffic fine council abuse on the public.