No, there hasn't been a storm on Kingsland Road. Nor is this evidence of wanton destruction of the environment by 'hoodies'. This is the destruction wrought by a tow truck courtesy of Transport for London.
Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased they came to enforce the red route. I have counted as many as seven illegally parked cars at the top of our road alone. Red route enforcement is rare round here.
However, it is a shame that the height of the crane lifting the car meant that it also removed these branches from a tree. And it's also a shame that the tree wasn't pruned more strategically.
Worse still, the whole operation took 40 minutes, meaning that if TfL did take action on our little side street, it would take more than half a day to remove all the cars.
I wonder if TfL will take responsibility for this, or even report it so that it can be cleared?