AN ARGYLL and Bute Council traffic warden was allegedly spat upon while working in Helensburgh at the weekend.

The incident is said to have happened on Sinclair Street on Saturday, June 1 at 12.50pm, when the warden approached a motorist in relation to a parking matter.

After an argument ensued, the male suspect is alleged to have assaulted the warden by spitting at him.

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Argyll and Bute Council has reiterated its stance that it will not tolerate such treatment of its staff, who will be protected from such action.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “The warden has reported the matter to police, who have seized the body-camera footage of the incident.
“Enquiry [is] going to identify the male. Details of the vehicle used by the suspect have been confirmed via CCTV and the male will be traced and charged.”

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An Argyll and Bute spokesperson added: “We cannot comment on individual circumstances.

“It is, however, our responsibility to provide a safe and healthy working environment for our staff and we do not tolerate violence or aggressive behaviour towards our hard-working employees.

“Our staff have the right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times.

“It is a priority of the council to ensure that no staff member is put in a situation of risk and there are procedures in place to protect them whilst carrying out their duties.”