I got a weird parking fine today.
It was cold and raining and parking was full in front of the shops because the banks were closing. I then parked behind a car in the red line to pop into a Dvd shop to get a dvd. When I saw that a gap had opened I moved my car into a valid parking space.
Later on after I had moved my car, a Traffic officer came into the DVD shop saying he is looking for the owner of my car and says he saw me previously parked in the red zone and was writing me a ticket. He demanded to see my drivers license and then proceeded to write the ticket out on the sales counter of the DVD Shop. So by the time he fined me I wasn't even in a red parking zone anymore, but validly parked. He said he started writing the ticket before I had moved the car, but then walked round the corner!?
Is this legal?