Traffic warden attacked after issuing ticket in Woodford Green

The victim and a colleague were patrolling in The Broadway, Woodford Green, this afternoon when violence flared.

The victim and a colleague were patrolling in The Broadway, Woodford Green, this afternoon when violence flared.

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A traffic warden was grabbed by the throat and kicked in the head after issuing a parking ticket.

The victim and a colleague were patrolling in The Broadway, Woodford Green, yesterday when violence flared.

After the ticket was issued, an argument ensued between the wardens and the driver and a passenger in the car at around 3.30pm, near Woodford Tube station.

Witnesses said the passenger then jumped out of the car and grabbed the warden by the throat.

The driver then kicked the same warden in the legs and head, leaving him on the floor.

A member of the public then dragged the attacker off and police were called.

The two men drove off and police gave chase, but the attackers managed to lose them.

The injured traffic warden has been taken to hospital.

More to follow.

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4:54pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

The ugly face of Council Parking Policy.
The ugly face of Council Parking Policy. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -9

5:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

StanE11 says...

Selfish parkers turn out to be thugs, no surprise there, and it's not a class think, I've seen middle-class women in 4x4s screaming abuse at wardens doing their job. These cretins would be the first to complain if someone they loved was delayed in an ambulance by an idiot selfish parker, brain-dead morons who think it is their right to abandon their settee-with- wheels attached where ever they like.

Fines mean nothing to these cretins, remember Michael Winner boasting that it only costs £60 to drive in a bus lane?

Plenty of witnesses, these thugs will probably go to jail. Good.
Selfish parkers turn out to be thugs, no surprise there, and it's not a class think, I've seen middle-class women in 4x4s screaming abuse at wardens doing their job. These cretins would be the first to complain if someone they loved was delayed in an ambulance by an idiot selfish parker, brain-dead morons who think it is their right to abandon their settee-with- wheels attached where ever they like. Fines mean nothing to these cretins, remember Michael Winner boasting that it only costs £60 to drive in a bus lane? Plenty of witnesses, these thugs will probably go to jail. Good. StanE11
  • Score: 10

8:48pm Wed 20 Aug 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
The ugly face of Council Parking Policy.
maybe they parked outside a chicken shop or one of those off licences selling the ' alcohols' to under ages drinkers
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: The ugly face of Council Parking Policy.[/p][/quote]maybe they parked outside a chicken shop or one of those off licences selling the ' alcohols' to under ages drinkers jackblack007
  • Score: -4

2:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Proud of Woodford Green says...

Since the new crossing went in outside Sainsbury's, parking is worse than ever in the area. Every hour, people break the law parking, picking up and dropping off on the zig-zag lines, or performing illegal u-turns on them.

The wardens should be commended for doing their jobs - parking enforcement is as much about safety as anything else.

One can only hope that the 2 thugs responsible for this assault are caught and given the punishment they deserve (sadly that will probably mean an all expenses paid stay at the taxpayer's expense)
Since the new crossing went in outside Sainsbury's, parking is worse than ever in the area. Every hour, people break the law parking, picking up and dropping off on the zig-zag lines, or performing illegal u-turns on them. The wardens should be commended for doing their jobs - parking enforcement is as much about safety as anything else. One can only hope that the 2 thugs responsible for this assault are caught and given the punishment they deserve (sadly that will probably mean an all expenses paid stay at the taxpayer's expense) Proud of Woodford Green
  • Score: 1

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