Investigation launched following Eleanor Street assault
The incident happened on Friday 16 April at at 8.25am.
It is alleged that a woman chased a waste disposal crew and hurled abuse at them while they were emptying bins on Eleanor Street.
She then spat in the face of one of the workers and shouted ‘Covid’ at him.
North East Lincolnshire Council reported the incident to Humberside Police and is said to be assessing CCTV footage of the incident.
There have been a small number of isolated incidents in the past year where council workers have been subjected to abuse.
All incidents have been reported to the police.
A spokesperson for the council said:
“Our waste and recycling crews are here to help and have the right to work in a safe environment. We will not tolerate any abuse directed at our staff.
“It is not acceptable that people who are working hard to keep vital services going are being threatened and abused.
“We will not tolerate violence, physical aggression or verbal abuse of our staff.
“Behaviour like this is disgraceful, especially given the difficult circumstances our crews are working through.”
Anyone with information about either offence should contact the police by calling 101.