This is the shocking moment a traffic warden attacks a driver by kicking his car door as he tries to get out of the vehicle.
A video filmed in Leicester city centre shows a man wearing a high vis vest walking towards a black Volskwagen before smashing the door with his foot.
The driver desperately tries to escape but is enraged at the warden’s actions, sparking a brawl between the pair.
Leicester City Council has suspended the traffic warden pending a full investigation.
The footage was posted on Instagram yesterday with the caption: ‘Ticket wardens aren’t having it anymore!’
A video filmed in Leicester city centre shows a man wearing a high vis vest walking towards a black Volskwagen before smashing the door with his foot
This is the shocking moment a traffic warden attacks a driver by kicking him as he tries to get out of his car in Leicester
The clip shows the traffic warden walking the streets with a ticket machine before spotting a black car parked by the side of the road.
He walks towards it and kicks the door violently just as the driver tries to get out.
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The driver then starts swinging his arm towards the warden who soon spins round to get away from him.
The warden is then seen walking away from the incident before the clip ends.
It was posted on Instagram and circulated thousands of times yesterday.
Jiksa Moda Pandit commented online: ‘Is this what Leicester has become now? I don’t even recognise it!’
Emma Leader wrote: ‘I don’t care what anyone else says, the warden is in the wrong as its unprofessional to retaliate.
‘Especially like that is it could have seriously injured or even killed the other person.’
Mark Mahabir said: ‘I don’t think he will be in that job for long.’
Others appeared to side with the warden, with Lee Baggott adding: ‘I’m with the warden, they get too much stick for just doing their job!
‘Promote him for sticking up for himself and not taking any s***!
The driver desperately tries to escape but is enraged at the warden’s actions, sparking a brawl between the pair
Becki North commented: ‘I do feel for the wardens sometimes! Where I work people park outside and just round from a fast bend.
‘The wardens come and the abuse we hear them get it’s really bad! One had a cup of water thrown at him, but it could have easily been acid.
‘Also the amount of people that tell the wardens that they can park where the fook they want and nobody can do anything about it! Really? Imagine if we all had that attitude!’
A Leicester City Council spokesman said: ‘We became aware of this footage on Thursday evening and have taken steps today to suspend the officer concerned.
‘Suspension is a neutral act which enables us to carry out a full and fair investigation, including reviewing what happened prior to the incident that was broadcast.
‘As far as we can establish we have not received a complaint from the driver in the footage or anyone else. The incident has been reported to the police.’
A police spokesman added: ‘Officers are looking to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and would ask anyone who witnessed it to come forward.
‘We have also been made aware there is video footage of the fight circulating on social media and would ask anyone who has any material to make contact.’
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