"Half of a council's traffic wardens have quit their jobs or been sacked after management began carrying out immigration checks...
New contractors NCP Services took over on August 1 and immediately decided to run checks on the immigration status of their staff.
Many of the staff simply failed to show up to work, but several of the 48 brought in passports which turned out to be forgeries.
It is believed they were either illegal immigrants or "overstayers" who did not have the right to work in the UK.
Lambeth Council, are now set to investigate the way the former contractor recruited its staff."
What a surprise. It has long been obvious in many parts of London that the motoring transgression tax collectors (also known as traffic wardens) seem to be worthy of having their antecedents checked.