A parking warden was assaulted outside a Brighton school on the first day of a crackdown this morning (Tuesday 21 October).
Sussex Police are investigating and believe that they have identified the suspect who they plan to interview.
The parking warden was barged, sending him to the ground outside Rudyard Kipling Primary School in Woodingdean.
He was believed to have asked the suspect to move along when he stopped his car shortly before the incident.
Parents were dropping off their children close to the school in driving rain.
The crackdown involved parking wardens, Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council officers.
They are working together this week to tackle inconsiderate drivers, especially those driving along or leaving their cars on pavements and grass verges.
The council said that it was responding to complaints about bad parking which could put children’s safety at risk.
And it said that those who persisted in driving and parking on pavements and verges around schools could face £70 fines.
The crackdown was intended to encourage motorists to drive and park responsibly, the council said, and improve safety for everyone, especially pedestrians walking to school.
It follows a similar campaign earlier this year to deal with nuisance and anti-social parking behaviour at other locations in the area.
More action days are planned this week. They are due to take place
- Tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 22 October) around Westdene Primary School, in Bankside, Brighton, with the focus on Bankside, Barn Rise and Dene Vale
- On Thursday morning (23 October) on the approach to Aldrington CE Primary School, Hove, with the focus on the corner of Eridge Road and Nevill Road and on both sides of Nevill Road from 120 to 156 inclusive
- On Friday afternoon (24 October) at Hangleton Infant School and Hangleton Junior School, Hove, at the top end of Dale View and by the corner of Summerdale Road and Gleton Avenue
The council said: “Enforcement action will be taken against illegal, inconsiderate and unsafe parking and poor driver behaviour.
“This includes parking on double yellow lines or other waiting and loading restrictions, driving and parking on verges and footways, use of mobile phones when driving and any other road traffic offence.”