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Clayhall car crash: Council traffic enforcement car and eldery couple’s hatchback collide

PUBLISHED: 18:05 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:05 03 May 2018

Redbridge council speed enforcement car crashes with elderly couple's hatchback on Woodford Avenue.

Redbridge council speed enforcement car crashes with elderly couple's hatchback on Woodford Avenue.

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An elderly couple were left in shock after their hatchback was involved in a crash with a council “spy car” yesterday.

Redbridge council speed enforcement car crashes with elderly couple's hatchback on Woodford Avenue. Redbridge council speed enforcement car crashes with elderly couple's hatchback on Woodford Avenue.

Police were called to reports of a crash involving a Redbridge council car fitted with a speed camera and a hatchback on Woodford Avenue, in Clayhall, yesterday (May 2) at around 4pm.

Conservative Group leader Paul Canal happened to be driving behind the council enforcement car moments before the crash took place.

“Unusually the spy car in front of me suddenly stopped,” he said.

“So I pulled over, jumped out and saw that the front and back of the cars in front of me were caved in.

“The elderly couple in front of me were clearly in shock.”

He said: “The good news is there’s one less enforcement car out there fining residents.

There were no injuries and no arrests have been made.

A Redbridge council spokeswoman said: “We are aware of this incident and our enforcement contractor, APCOA Parking, will be carrying out a thorough investigation.

She added: “Insurance details were exchanged, as is the usual practice when there is an accident of this kind.”


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