Birmingham traffic warden attacked with hammer over ticket

Great Hampton Street The traffic warden was taken to hospital following the attack on Great Hampton Street

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.

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