CEO attacker brought to justice

A Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) abuser was sentenced to prison last Tuesday, for twelve weeks, and twelve months suspension, with two hundred hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

On February 23rd 2013, a CEO, employed by NSL and working on behalf of Walthamstow council, was carrying out his duties on Sutherland road when he was attacked by young man.

The attacker, Ajaml Shahzadha from Acton, who was driving a white Mercedes van, kicked the CEO several times in his ribs, shouted, returned to his vehicle and drove off. The CEO acted promptly and alerted his colleagues, who wasted no time in informing the police.

The police quickly contacted the CEO and instructed him to follow the offender’s van; the CEO then demonstrated great bravery to chase the offender and gave his exact location. Both the CEO and the police then joined at the M11 junction, where they continued the chase, the attacker later gave in at Becton Roundabout.

The driver was eventually arrested and detained. The offender appeared before the Magistrates Court on September 10th 2013, where he was found guilty and charged for assaulting the CEO.

Neil Hutchinson, NSL’s Client Account Manager at Walthamstow, said: “This is one of many instances where our CEOs have to demonstrate high professionalism and courage, which often goes unnoticed. This particular incident reiterates that it’s completely unacceptable for violence to be used against CEOs at any time.”

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Notes to Editors:
NSL delivers services in regulated public environments, where we provide the expertise to develop, resource, and manage complex outsourced services to achieve our clients’ outcomes.
• NSL employs more than 4,600 people and has over 100 offices throughout the UK. NSL provides tailored solutions for the following sectors:
o Local Government – CCTV Monitoring control centres, and off-street enforcement services; NSL is the UK’s biggest employer of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), Parking Attendants, and Traffic Attendants. NSL manages over 500 car-parks and delivers effective traffic management enforcement services for most of the UK’s major cities, including Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast, and London – where NSL works in partnership with 18 Boroughs. CCTV Monitoring control centres.
o Health – non-emergency and specialist patient transport services. Car park management. Transport logistics and planning.
o Airports – Passenger transport and related services.
o Central Government – identity validation solutions, and back office business processing operations, including Shared Service Centres in Croydon, Coventry and Oldham for Transport for London (TfL), Local Government and the NHS.
o Consultancy – NSL provides a wide range of consultancy services, including parking design, traffic modelling, urban design and road safety engineering.
• NSL is an Investor in People Champion, and was awarded an Investor in People GOLD Award, joining the top 2% of UK organisations to have achieved the prestigious standard, which is given only to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in developing and supporting their staff.