Council Releases Pictures Of Traffic Warden Covered In Plaster By Angry Motorist
A council has released pictures of a traffic warden who was covered in plaster by an angry motorist.
The female parking official was seen with the building material covering her hair and uniform.
We're sad to report that, this week, our parking wardens have been assaulted three times, one was even covered in plaster.
We understand that you are using your cars more and need to find parking, but that's no excuse for dangerous parking or this kind of behaviour. pic.twitter.com/yQS9mOKNoq
- Swindon Borough Council #HereForSwindon (@SwindonCouncil) July 23, 2020
The image was shared by Swindon Borough Council who claimed that wardens had been assaulted three times in the town over the past week.
A spokesperson added: "We're sad to report that, this week, our parking wardens have been assaulted three times, one was even covered in plaster.
"We understand that you are using your cars more and need to find parking, but that's no excuse for dangerous parking or this kind of behaviour."
Replying to their tweet, one concerned member of the public wrote: "I hope she is OK, it must have been very distressing."
Another added: "Awful. I hope the perpetrators will be prosecuted. Thanks to all the parking wardens for doing their job," and a third commented: "This is beyond unacceptable! What is wrong with people?"
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This isn't the first time a parking warden has been assaulted. Back in 2018, footage emerged of a brutal attack on a parking official that left the victim with a broken shoulder.
Daniel Corneille was jailed for two years for the attack that left traffic warden Gareth Lawrence unable to dress himself.
Corneille became angry at receiving a ticket for parking obstructing a special studded piece of pavement intended to help blind people cross the road.
As Lawrence was taking a picture of the car for evidence he was shoved from behind and fell to the floor, before being shoved into the window of a nearby building, injuring his shoulder.
The prosecutor, Dominic Connolly, told the court of the video footage: "It showed Mr Lawrence flying some two to three metres, the full width of the pavement, before slamming into the restaurant window."
Having shoved the traffic warden to the ground, Corneille stood over him threatening: "l'll smack your f**king head in. Alright, fat boy? Alright, fat boy?"
Corneille, 47, then fled the scene in his car before being arrested and admitting his guilt a week later.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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