Binman who kung fu kicked head off three-year-old boy's snowman is sacked

A BINMAN who kung-fu kicked the head from a three-year-old boy's snowman has been sacked.

Little Joseph Taylor, three, was left in floods of tears after watching a yob repeatedly boot his 7ft-tall creation.


Joseph and his six-year-old sister Amelia and their friends built the snowman outside their homes on Sunday.

The binman was caught on CCTV decapitating the family’s snowman with a Bruce Lee-style roundhouse kick.

On Tuesday, Joseph was watching the binmen collect the rubbish from his home in Tupsley, Hereford, but cried out when he saw it attacked.

Shocked mum Sophie, 25, said: “Joseph always likes to watch the binmen out of the window and waves at them.

'SHOCKED'

“On Tuesday he came running to me in tears sobbing ‘the binman has broken my snowman’ and he started doing a kicking motion.

“I didn’t really understand what he meant but when we watched the CCTV back I was really shocked.

“What kind of person does that to a snowman? It was obviously made by children but he just started kicking it in the head.

“To do that in front of Joseph makes it just so heartless.”

The family’s security cameras captured the binman – wearing an orange boiler suit – take a run-up before kicking the snowman in the head.


He then continued to empty the green wheelie bins with two colleagues before turning back to the snowman.

The binman launched a flurry of kicks sending it toppling to the ground before jogging back to the lorry.

Dad Tom Fallon, 33, who works as an IT systems administrator, said: “It's unbelievable, my three kids put so much effort into that snowman.

"The kids are really upset.It’s just so thoughtless.

“After the snow over the weekend Joseph and the kids next door took it in turns, all socially distancing, to add to the snowman.

“It was huge by the end of the day and the kids loved it. When I watched this bully use it as some kind of kick bag I was horrified.

When I watched this bully use it as some kind of kick bag I was horrified

“I emailed the company he worked for who said they were launching disciplinary proceedings.

“I just hope he thinks harder about his actions. Joseph usually loves watching the binmen out the window but he’s too upset to do that now.”

The couple contacted Herefordshire Council who confirmed the binman was from an agency and would not be used again for refuse work.

The binman has since been sacked.

A council spokesman said: “We are aware of this incident and are disappointed that an individual representing the council would behave in such a manner.

"The employee was a member of agency staff working on behalf of one of the council’s contractors, and he has been informed that he will not be used again.

"Information has also been circulated to all agency employees outlining the professional standards they are expected to uphold when representing a Herefordshire Council contractor.”

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