Herefordshire Council has this evening released a short statement after a number of members of the public signed a petition to reinstate a binman who was sacked following a video that was shared online.

The video showed the binman knocking the snowman’s head off and it was caught on CCTV, with this now being reported in the national press.

Herefordshire Council said:

“We understand the interest in the recent news coverage. We are unable to comment as the person was employed by our waste contractor, who are handling the matter in accordance with their HR policies.”

The petition can be viewed at –