Cambridge Traffic Warden Assaulted

A Cambridge traffic warden's been assaulted as he was only doing his job - but a member of the public was as well - when he filmed what was going on.

The incident happened at about 1pm on Wednesday, May 27, in Mawson Road.

The warden, a man in his 50s, was writing a ticket for a dark Volkswagen Polo that was parked on double yellow lines when the driver returned and began verbally abusing him.

The driver, described as Asian and in his 20s, then ripped up the ticket and drove off along Mill Road.

A short while later, a man who had been a passenger in the car, described as Asian, in his late 20s and balding, returned and grabbed the victim, continuing to abuse him.

A member of the public who had been filming the incident on his mobile phone was also assaulted by the passenger as he tried to grab the phone.

The driver got a metal bar from his car but at that point, two men from a nearby takeaway intervened and both offenders made off in the car while the member of the public walked off.

The victim was not hurt but was shaken and upset.

PC Ryan Ulmer said:

"I would like to speak to anyone who saw this incident and I would particularly appeal for the man who filmed the assault on his mobile phone and was then assaulted himself to come forward.

Civil enforcement officers should be able to go about their work without being abused or assaulted and I am keen to catch those responsible."

Anyone with information should contact PC Ulmer on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111

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