IT’S A SH*T JOB – AND IT’S DAN­GER­OUS, TOO

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LIT­TER war­dens in Scot­land have started wear­ing STAB-PROOF vests to pro­tect them from an­gry dog walk­ers who refuse to pick up their pets’ POO.

Coun­cil war­dens in Ed­in­burgh who hand out fines to poop scoop dodgers have been as­saulted and threat­ened.

Some of them have been threat­ened with knives and as­saulted af­ter hand­ing out £40 fines to dog own­ers who let their mutts crap all over the pave­ment.

So coun­cil chiefs have taken the dra­matic step and is­sued the en­vi­ron­men­tal war­dens with stab-proof vests.

One war­den said: “Peo­ple get very het up and ag­gres­sive. There have been in­stances where we’ve had to call the po­lice.

“I was with a col­league a few months ago is­su­ing a ticket and the man threat­ened to stab me.”

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