Police are investigating after a Birmingham traffic officer was attacked in broad daylight in an alleged row of car parks. The parking attendant was struck on Pope Street in the Jewelery Quarter, at around 11.15am yesterday, Monday May 30, according to a witness.

It was alleged that it followed a dispute over a parking fine. A local resident said the guard’s equipment broke during the assault.

She said: “Someone who got a ticket, for parking on double yellow lines, assaulted the parking enforcement officer. He broke his equipment and all kinds.

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“An interesting take for someone who is clearly wrong. And not great for those of us working from home who might hear the game howling.”

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into the shocking incident – confirming a guard was beaten. No arrests had been made.

A spokesperson for the force told BirminghamLive: “We are investigating an assault which occurred on Pope Street at around 11.15am on Monday 30th May.

“Anyone who has seen what happened should contact us by calling 101, quoting 20/510997/22.”

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