Thursday 13 December 2018

CCTV captures 'sickening violence' as traffic warden dragged from moped and assaulted

Five men that police are looking to trace after a traffic warden was attacked and had his moped stolen Credit: West Midlands Police/PA Wire
Five men that police are looking to trace after a traffic warden was attacked and had his moped stolen Credit: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

Henry Clare

A traffic warden was dragged from his moped, stamped on and kicked, in what has been described by police as "sickening violence".

West Midlands Police said that the attackers then stole the vehicle from the victim, who had to be taken to hospital.

One 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, and the force has released pictures of five men they are looking to trace in relation to the incident, which happened in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham between 5pm and 5.30pm on Friday.

A statement said that the first three men are being treated as suspects, while the other two are believed to have information which could assist the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Tom Lyons said that the warden is believed to have suffered non-serious injuries.

He added: "I was absolutely furious when I saw the footage. The level of violence used is truly shocking, and I know every right-minded person who views it will share that anger.

"We've already spoken to the victim. CCTV and other enquiries have already begun, but people in the community will know who these men are.

"I'd urge them to examine their conscience and do the right thing and give us the names."

Police added that the warden was "going about his job" before the robbery happened on Hartopp Road at the corner with College Road.

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