‘Unprovoked’ assault on Crawley traffic warden, 63

A fund set up in the wake of the Shoreham air disaster has received more than �15,000
A fund set up in the wake of the Shoreham air disaster has received more than �15,000

A 63-year-old traffic warden was pushed to the ground while he was doing his job in Crawley High Street.

Sussex Police was called to the assault at around 3.30pm on Thursday (August 20).

A spokesperson for Crawley Borough Council said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a member of staff who was simply going about his job.

“He’s been left shaken and bruised by the incident.

“We’re supporting the police with their enquiries and are confident the offender will be caught.

“Offences against our staff will not be tolerated.

“We’d also like to express our gratitude to the members of the public who helped the officer and tried to apprehend his attacker.”

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “The victim was pushed to the ground and suffered injuries to his right arm.

“Police enquiries are continuing.”

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