Crimewatch appeal in hunt for thug who kicked Leicester traffic warden in head
Police hunting a thug who kicked a traffic warden in the head are following up new lines of inquiry as a result of two appeals on national television.
CCTV footage of the attack in Braunstone Gate, in Leicester's West End, was featured on BBC 1's Crimewatch on Thursday.
It was also broadcast on ITV show This Morning last week.
The footage of the attack, which happened at 12.10pm on Saturday, September 1, appears to show one of three men spitting at the warden – possibly at his pocket book – as the group passed him.
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One of the men then kicked the warden in the head or face, causing him to fall unconscious to the ground.
The warden, who has asked not to be named, told the Leicester Mercury at the time: "I have seen the footage and I was very shocked when I saw what this man did to me.
"I really don't know why someone would do this, but I do believe he will face justice one day. It is only a matter of time.
"I am recovering and I am fortunate that the injury to my head is not more serious."
A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: "We have received some calls as a result of the appeals and we are following up a number of lines of inquiry as a result.
"We would still urge people to come forward to help us catch the people responsible."
The attack was captured by CCTV cameras outside a Braunstone Gate shop, Bob Young's electrical store.
Mr Young said: "It would brilliant if the men who did this could be caught. It was a horrible attack and I am sure this man would do the same thing again if someone bumped into him accidentally or did something he didn't approve of.
"He needs to be brought to justice and I would be over the moon if my CCTV footage helped do that."
The men – who are white, believed to be eastern European and in their late 20s or early 30s – walked away towards the nearby Tesco supermarket.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Pc Leigh Spencer by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.
CCTV footage of the attack can be viewed at: