Locations of Newham’s unlicensed cameras revealed
Locations of 12 traffic cameras believed to have been unlicensed when Newham Council issued parking tickets have been revealed.
Last week, the BBC obtained an internal report which admitted the council made £350,000 from parking tickets issued from a dozen illegal cameras - the whereabouts of two of them still remain unknown.
Only cameras authorised by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) can be used by local councils to issue parking fines but 12 of them were operating without approval.
A report, obtained through a BBC investigation, shows that 6,840 fines - ranging from £30 if paid within 14 days to £90 if not paid at all - were issued unlawfully between 2011 and 2013.
The council says it has written off unpaid parking tickets totalling £347,376 but it will not refund drivers who have already paid up because previous court cases have proved they do not need to.
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The BBC also claim some illegal tickets were issued before 2011 but the council hasn’t confirmed how many.
Have you had one of your tickets written off because it was issued by one of the unlawful cameras?
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