April 18, 2016

Traffic Warden Abuser Receives Community Order 

A Brighton man has received a community order to complete 80 hours of unpaid work after verbally abusing a traffic warden ticketing his car.

Matthew Reah, 48 pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour and hearing he had no history of violence the bench gave him a 12-month community order and told him to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

In Brighton and Hove in the past year 33 workers were physically attacked and 31 were verbally abused. The parking enforcement contractor for the area, NSL provides training for staff to defuse situations and minimise conflict and works closely with Sussex Police to investigate incidents.

Speaking to Brighton and Hove News a representative from NSL said,

“Following any incident of verbal or physical abuse towards one of our colleagues, we assist police with their inquiries and support the member of staff concerned during a difficult time.

“We firmly believe it is wrong to abuse people who are delivering an important service of keeping traffic flowing, roads safe and to ensure everyone has fair access to the shops and facilities in the area.

“Nobody should be treated badly for doing their job.”

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