Two men had to be physically restrained from attacking another man at a family day out in Shropshire after he spat at a stand manned by the charity Help for Heroes, it was claimed today.Mayor of Oakengates, Councillor Steve Wood, said he saw the man walk up to the stand before muttering something under his breath and spitting on the ground.
It happened at the Oakengates in the Park event on Saturday. The mayor today said it was an “absolute disgrace and an insult to our troops”.
He said two members of the public who also witnessed the incident had to be restrained from going after the man, who was Asian.
Councillor Wood added: “This act is completely disrespectful to the troops who are out there protecting the security of our country.”
The family event took place on Saturday and included a street market and various attractions in the park.
One of the attractions was the Help for Heroes stand which had a barbecue area attached.
It raised more than £500 as the residents bought wrist bands and burgers.
Councillor Wood added: “Most of the residents had come up to the stand and shown an interest but it was this one man that really made me disappointed with the whole day.”