Owners of cars trapped since last Saturday in the police cordon after the London Bridge attack around were notified at 8:03 today that they must come pick up their cars. At 8:05, the meter maids were out ticketing those still there with £130 fines.
Motorists have slammed traffic wardens for slapping parking tickets on cars left inside a police cordon set up in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.
Pictures from within Borough Market show several cars with a £130 fine notice on them, while wardens were also seen circling around them this afternoon.
A number of business owners were said to have been forced to shoo away wardens as they tried to get restaurants and bars within the cordon back up and running.
Police began removing the cordon bit by bit in the early hours of this morning, with motorists claiming they were told to pick up their cars from 8am.
But according to one driver, vehicles were already being ticketed minutes later.
Transport for London has since said it will write off the fines, which could have stretched to £130.
A spokesman said: 'We unreservedly apologise for our insensitive mistake.
'These fines should never have been issued and will all be immediately cancelled.'