20 December 2022
Attending a hearing at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court, a Llandrindod Wells resident has been found guilty of a Section 4 Public Order offence and given a substantial fine, after assaulting a Powys County Council Civil Enforcement Officer.
On being issued with a penalty charge notice for a parking violation on Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells on the 30 June, the offender violently pushed the notice into the Civil Enforcement officer’s chest.
The incident was captured on the officer’s body worn camera, the video from which was handed over to police who took the case to court last week (14 December).
Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys said: “Violence or offensive behaviour towards council staff will never be tolerated. We appreciate that getting a parking ticket can be frustrating, but it is absolutely no excuse for the physical and verbal abuse of others.
“Our Civic Enforcement Officers have a thankless job, but it is essential to ensure that parking, especially in our busy town centres, is monitored to ensure a good footfall of people can visit our high streets.
“We are grateful to the police for taking this case to court and hope that it serves as a reminder to others that violence, of any kind, is not acceptable and will be dealt with appropriately.”