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.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.crawleyobserver.co.uk
2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/crawleyobserver
3) Follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Crawley Observer - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.