It's food for thought next time you park somewhere with no warning signs to take a picture of your car and surroundings - just in case a sign does decide to pop up and you receive a shock in the post a few weeks later.
A firm has suspended its self-ticketing parking charge operation, after an investigation by BBC Wales. It followed footage broadcast by the X-Ray programme showing a sign being put behind a parked car in Cardiff, so a £100 charge ticket could be issued. Peter Ahmed had issued the ticket through the system operated by UK Car Park Management Ltd (UKCPM). UKCPM cancelled the charge and industry trade body IPC said the firm had halted self-ticketing across the country. The self-ticketing scheme allows a landowner or agent who signs a code of conduct to use an app on their phone to send details of illegally parked cars.