From London24, which bills itself as “London for Londoners,” we learn that “Ex-Guantanamo Detainee from East Ham Attacked Traffic Warden“:
Tarek Dergoul, of Holland Road, East Ham, was in a bicycle shop when he spotted warden John Onywera issuing a ticket.
The 33-year-old, who accuses his former American captors of beatings and intimidation, thought the warden was snooping on him when he took the pictures of his illegally parked car.
Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court was shown CCTV footage of Dergoul confronting Mr Onywera on the kerbside before charging at him in the middle of the road, grabbing him and attempting a judo-style trip.
Assisted by an unidentified accomplice, Dergoul pursued the warden to the other side of the road in Camden and started kicking his legs.
Forced to the ground under a hail of blows from the pair, the civil enforcement officer was forced to protect his camera and notebook evidence during the assault on August 6 last year.