A traffic warden is fighting for his life after he was beaten to the ground in front of horrified witnesses by a motorist.

The warden, reported to be in his 40s, had issued a ticket to the car, when the furious motorist attacked him. There was a scuffle, during which the warden was beaten to ground and punched repeatedly in the face.

The traffic warden was repeatedly punched in the attack

The traffic warden was repeatedly punched in the attack

The incident happened on Myddleton Road in Bounds Green in London yesterday afternoon at about 4.45pm. One witness told reporters: “The warden was on the ground and the man was repeatedly punching him in the face. It was really sickening. He is lucky to be alive.”

Witness Afroulla Yiannopoulou called the ambulance. She reported: “These guys were both fighting each other and the warden was hitting back. They were battling all along the street. I phoned for an ambulance but it took ages. Luckily there was a first aider on the scene and a nurse who was passing helped.”

Police arrested a 29 year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and the warden was rushed to hospital with a serious head injury.