Police appeal after man threatens traffic warden

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a traffic warden was threatened and verbally abused.

The abuse was hurled at the East Sussex County Council employee by the driver of a car parked on double yellow lines outside Tesco in Seaside Road at 5.25pm on June 25.

Police are now looking for the suspect who is described as white, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 4 and of average build.

He was wearing light grey coloured clothing, possibly with a light coloured t-shirt.

There were a number of people in the area at the time who may have seen the incident and heard the suspect repeatedly swearing loudly and making threats. The abuse continued from Seaside Road into Collonade Road before the suspect drove off.

PC Mark Conway said, “We are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.

“This was an upsetting incident, directed at somebody simply doing their job.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101, quoting serial 1218 of JUne 25. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.