THE LEADER of Thurrock Council has condemned an attack on two traffic wardens in Purfleet.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: “We are aware that two of our Civil Enforcement Officers were assaulted outside Purfleet Primary Academy.
“I am absolutely disgusted by these actions. It is completely unacceptable and we are working with Essex Police to make sure that the strongest possible action is taken.
“The fact that this vicious attack happened while our officers were working to make the roads outside the school safer for children and their families makes this even more sickening.
“We will be offering support to our staff, their families and their colleagues following this incident.
“I would also like to thank those residents and parents who intervened to help our two officers, probably preventing further injury.
“If anyone has captured this on video or has information I would urge them to contact Essex Police quoting incident number 0234 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”