Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Park warden chased after halting barbecue

A PARK warden was chased and pulled from his vehicle after stopping a group of men from having a barbecue at a Henley beauty spot.

He poured water on their fire after the men ignored his warning that barbecues are banned in Mill Meadows.

Police were called after the incident on Sunday afternoon and arrested a man.

The warden, a member of Henley Town Council’s parks team, approached the group of about 20 men of Asian appearance who had lit a fire with the intention of starting a barbecue.

Town clerk Mike Kennedy said: “The officer, pointing to the notices warning the public that barbecues are not allowed, politely but firmly told them to extinguish the fire and gave then 20 minutes in which to do so.

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