27.03.23 – Man arrested following Bin Workers Assault
Written by Hitmix Local News on 26 March 2023
A man has been arrested after a number of refuse collectors were assaulted in Stoke-on-Trent last week.
Staffordshire Police were first called at 11.18am last Tuesday to Fairhaven Grove in Birches Head following reports of violence.
A male suspect assaulted a council worker and damaged a bin lorry. The victim, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital by ambulance with head and facial injuries. Police were then called to Birches Head Road at 11.47am. It was reported that three male suspects had assaulted three men who were working as refuse collectors at the time.
One man was taken to hospital with facial, head and torso injuries. Two others received medical treatment at the scene. Police are treating both incidents as linked and both men taken to hospital have since been discharged.
A 27-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested in Suffolk on Friday afternoon on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of a bladed article in a public place. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the other three suspects involved in the second incident.
The City Council released a statement last week following the incident declaring that such incidents will not be tolerated – and stating … “Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their loved ones, and we would like to praise and thank our crews for doing their jobs and supporting our city. We thank the emergency services for their prompt response and continue to assist in the inquiry in whatever way we can.