This is the shocking moment a traffic warden was karate-kicked in the head by a skinhead yob as he walked along a street in broad daylight.
Horrifying CCTV footage shows three thugs approaching the civil officer as he noted a car registration plate in Leicester earlier this month.
One of the men spits in the warden’s notebook as he walks past – before taking his pen and poking the council officer in the face with it.
Seconds later, one of the muscle-bound men launches a sickening roundhouse kick catching the warden straight in the face.
The force of the kick was so savage the warden crumpled to the ground while his hat is seen flying into the road.
The three men are then seen running off towards a nearby Tesco as passersby rush to the aid of the stricken warden.
Businessman Bob Young, whose CCTV cameras captured the savage attack, said: “The thing that shocks me is the guy was doing his job.
“They are not drivers, they are people just walking down the street and they’ve set about a person doing his public duty, and that is just not acceptable.
“It was horrendous. It was just a random attack, there was no reason for it at all.
“The poor warden has just come out of hospital and is going back to work.
“I’m very pleased that we’ve actually got it on CCTV and hopefully the people will be brought to justice.”
The warden, in his early 30s, was treated at Leicester Royal Infirmary for severe bruising to his face and head after the attack outside a florists in the city at midday on Saturday, September 1.
Leicestershire Police say the suspects have been described as three white men of Eastern European appearance who were aged in their late twenties to early thirties.
Pc Leigh Spencer, one of the officers investigating the incident, said: “We were called to the scene by the ambulance service after the man was found with nasty injuries to his face and head.
“Through CCTV enquiries in the area we have managed to capture the assault and images of the people responsible.
“I would urge anyone with information about those men, and the men themselves, to come forward.”
Andrew Thomas, Leicester City Council’s Head of Traffic Management, said: “It’s the first time something like this has happened.
“It’s obviously an unpopular job but the attacks like this against staff who are simply carrying out their work is totally unacceptable.
“He’s been discharged from hospital and has been resting at home.
“I’d like to thank the community for coming to help him and Mr Young for making the footage available.
“We’d urge anyone with information about this incident to report it to the police.”