That is a story from 2008 - the guide I linked to was 2012. This would imply things have changed somewhat.
However, my personal favourite line from the article: "...could not confirm details of the incident as it had not been logged..."
Seems a little...odd? Perhaps Clive could offer insight as to how the process works regarding logging things like on the spot fines?
(Side note: chap in the article drives a Corsa...IMO, that's criminal enough and the Officers should have had it crushed in front of him!!)