Bin men working for Kingston Council have been suspended after…
They spilled the rubbish all over the street? They ran over a taxpayer?
… a 13-year-old girl claimed they blew kisses and wolf-whistled at her.
Ah. And is there any substance to those claims? Are we even allowed to ask, or should we just accept her word, like her father has?
The girl’s father said: “At the time of the incident, this caused her alarm, panic and distress and she immediately contacted me on my mobile.
“This in turn caused me stress, anger and panic because I was travelling to work and helpless at a time when she felt she needed me most.”
Oh, man up! Are we really supposed to swallow this?
A spokesman for Veolia, the council contractor employing the men, said: “We have been made aware of these incidents (Ed: surely the term is ‘allegations’?) and have acted swiftly to identify those involved, who have now been suspended pending our disciplinary process.
“We expect our staff to act as ambassadors for the company and the council and we are reminding all employees of their responsibilities.
“We would like to apologise for any distress these incidents have caused.”
Are you going to apologise for jumping the gun and hugely overreacting if this is not proven?