Apology over G4s arrest threat
Rob Lee, 35, a former Kingston councillor, took a photograph after spotting the van parked in Tolworth Broadway at about 7pm on Tuesday, July 24, when, he said, there were free spaces nearby.
He said: “He went away with his tail between his legs. I just can’t believe he threatened me with arrest when he was committing a clear offence.”
Mr Lee said he had a massive response from people after posting the picture on Facebook.
A spokesman from G4S said: “On the occasion in question, our courier should not have approached the member of the public and we would like to apologise for any offence which may have caused.
“The matter has been reported to the management team responsible for this area and will be dealt with internally.
“Secure parking options are extremely limited at this particular location. We are trying to identify alternative parking that will provide the right level of security for our staff while ensuring other road users can have uninhibited access.”
Tolworth Broadway emerged as the most lucrative road for traffic wardens in the borough last October.
Kingston Council has issued 2,879 parking tickets to motorists since August 2010, earning the Guildhall £127,370, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.