July 3, 2019 4.18 pm This story is over 52 months old

Council warden assaulted in Spalding

Police are appealing for witnesses

A community warden working for the council was assaulted in Spalding and police are appealing for witnesses.

A male employee at South Holland District Council was assaulted on Hall Place while on duty at around 8.30am on Monday, July 1.

The council were unable to comment on the extent of any injuries, but told Lincolnshire Reporter that the man was back at work the next day and will continue to be given full support by the council.

Councillor Gary Taylor, South Holland District Council deputy leader and portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: “Our community wardens are a valuable asset to South Holland, who have seen great results and been embraced by the community since they got started last year.

“We are all incredibly disappointed by the assault on one of our wardens. Incidents of this nature are extremely rare, but nobody should ever have to go to work with the risk of being attacked.

“We’re working closely with the Police to identify those involved, and I would urge anyone with information or who witnessed the attack to contact Lincolnshire Police, to show that as a community we stand together against this behaviour and condemn the actions of the minority mistreating those who are working for the benefit of everyone in South Holland.”

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.