A COUNCIL has hit back at abuse suffered by their parking wardens at the hands of an irate motorist.
Tahir Mahmood, of Ash Street, was recently slapped with a suspended sentence after he admitted swearing and shouting at parking warden, Mark Tomordy, and grabbing his sleeve to get his name.
Now, East Staffordshire Borough Council, which employs parking wardens in Burton, has issued a brief response to the sentencing, with a spokesman saying: “The council will not tolerate any abuse either verbally physically towards a member of staff. Where any such abuse occurs the Council will rigorously pursue appropriate legal action.”
Mr Tomordy was followed by Mahmood and his brother after they were given a ticket by the warden for parking on double yellow lines outside Argos, in Station Street.
Mahmood’s brother incorrectly accused the warden of making a racist comment and started swearing at him.
Mahmood was sentenced to eight weeks’ jail, suspended for 12 months.
He was also ordered to complete anger management supervision and 200 hours of unpaid work, pay £100 compensation, £85 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.