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A binman was sacked after he was filmed on CCTV kicking the head off a young boy's snowman. Watch what happened:
Sophie Taylor, 25, caught the worker kicking her son's snowman in their garden in Hereford. The man can be seen casually delivering a right-footed blow to the 6ft snowman while he waited for a bin to be emptied into the back of a truck.
He then puts the bin back in its spot before carrying on with his job.
But Ms Taylor wasn't happy with what she saw, saying that her three-year-old son Joseph built the snowma with her on Saturday, after much of the country was blasted by Arctic weather.
As reported by The Sun, mum Sophie said: "Joseph always likes to watch the binmen out of the window and waves at them.
"On Tuesday he came running to me in tears sobbing 'the binman has broken my snowman' and he started doing a kicking motion.
"I didn't really understand what he meant but when we watched the CCTV back I was really shocked.
"What kind of person does that to a snowman? It was obviously made by children but he just started kicking it in the head.
"To do that in front of Joseph makes it just so heartless."
Joesph's dad, Tom Fallon, has branded the binman a 'bully' for kicking the snowman, saying he emailed his employer to complain.
Tom, 33, who works as an IT systems administrator, said: "It's unbelievable, my three kids put so much effort into that snowman.
"The kids are really upset. It's just so thoughtless.
"After the snow over the weekend Joseph and the kids next door took it in turns, all socially distancing, to add to the snowman.
"It was huge by the end of the day and the kids loved it. When I watched this bully use it as some kind of kick bag I was horrified.
"I emailed the company he worked for who said they were launching disciplinary proceedings.
"I just hope he thinks harder about his actions. Joseph usually loves watching the binmen out the window but he's too upset to do that now."
Herefordshire Council responded to their complaint, confirming that the binman has been sacked.
A council spokesman said: "We are aware of this incident and are disappointed that an individual representing the council would behave in such a manner.
"The employee was a member of agency staff working on behalf of one of the council's contractors, and he has been informed that he will not be used again.
"Information has also been circulated to all agency employees outlining the professional standards they are expected to uphold when representing a Herefordshire Council contractor."
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