Man injures two staff members at council’s East Ham customer service centre


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Two council staff members were left injured after a man threw a stone object at them in the East Ham Customer Service Centre yesterday.

Officers were called to the centre, in Barking Road, at about 2,45pm following reports of disruption caused by a member of the public.

The man was escorted from the premises but he returned at about 3.30pm and threw a stone object at staff.

Two workers suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

A spokeswoman at Newham Council said: “Newham Council staff should not face abuse or violence in the work place and the council will not tolerate this kind of behaviour.

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“The council is working with the police as they investigate the incident.”

The suspect had left the scene before officers arrived. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

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As a result of the incident, the centre was closed yesterday afternoon but is operating normally today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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