Birmingham traffic warden attacked with hammer over ticket
- 20 December 2013
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country
A traffic warden has been attacked with a hammer in a row over a parking ticket, police have said.
The officer was attacked as he issued a ticket in Birmingham's Great Hampton Street at around 18.40 GMT on Tuesday.
The 46-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment of a head injury.
Arafat Akhtar, 26, from Sparkhill, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon. He is due before Birmingham magistrates on 8 January.