Raphel, 28, had parked his red Honda Civic Type R near Downing Street on a side street and ran for the boat in the nearby river. Police saw him running from the car on CCTV and were concerned because the next day there was to be a Remembrance Sunday Parade (commemorating the end of the First World War) nearby that location. They descended on the car and proceeded to touch off two controlled explosions in his vehicle to be sure that it was not a danger.
It is not clear what the penalty is for double parking a vehicle in London, but it is known that it involves a fighter wing of GR4 Tornados.
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