of the incident on 5th April when
BT took over all the parking spaces on
the Bexley side of Wilton Road have become available.
There was no prior warning of their intention and no legally enforceable notices exhibited by Bexley council who probably knew nothing of the invasion. The busiest shopping day of the week was effectively ruined.
Vehicle owners were given five minutes to remove them or risk physical damage. Owners who subsequently gave statements to the police allege that shop premises were entered by men armed with chains and tools held in a threatening manner, looking for drivers.
Some of those threatened were of Pakistani origin and I have been assured by one I know well that the words used by the leader of the Crossrail gang were “I am not having some FPC ruin my day”. Apart from the suffix ‘ing’ all three words had four letters. No doubt readers will be able to decipher the phrase from the initials.