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Lack of visible warning signs part of car clamper's 'dodgy practices'

3rd February 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens.

Firms have been reminded of the importance of using warning signs to alert people to parking restrictions.

The owner of a car clamping company has been fined for unscrupulous practice, which included a lack of visible warning signs to alert users of a car park pub that parking regulations existed.

According to the Wharf, Shah Abdal, who runs Knightwatch Parking Enforcement, also falsely claimed his staff were authorised by the Securities Industry Authority.

He pleaded guilty at Thames Magistrates' Court last week and was fined over £1,000.

Knightwatch, which enforced parking regulations at the car park of the City Pride pub at London Docklands in 2009, made thousands of pounds through clamping car park visitors, with many of them unaware that parking rules were even in place because of a lack of clear signage, the Wharf said.

In addition to the fine, Mr Abdal was ordered to pay £500 costs.

Last year, a man successfully brought legal action against a company that had clamped and fined him when he parked at a takeaway in Havant in 2008.

Allan Acheson said he was clamped illegally because there wasn't a warning sign at the car park entrance to alert him on the day he visited.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800382765-ADNFCR


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