Lorry driver is suspended after video emerges of him calling a DPD driver a ‘bl***ie’ throughout a row in the midst of a busy street in Manchester
- The incident passed off on A6 in Ardwick, close to Manchester, on Friday night
- A passing motorists videoed the incident because the pair started to alternate insults
- The lorry driver, from BCD Logistics, then calls the courier a ‘bl***ie’ throughout row
- The DPD driver then confronts him over the racist slur, calling him to ‘say it once more’
- Lorry driver has been suspended, whereas DPD says ‘amicable settlement reached’
Stunning video has emerged of a lorry driver calling a courier a ‘bl***ie’ throughout a row in the midst of a busy street.
The footage reveals the 2 males arguing following an incident on the A6 in Ardwick, close to Manchester metropolis centre, on Friday night.
Within the video, taken by a passing motorist, the BCD Logistics lorry driver and DPD supply man are seen hurling insults at one another – whereas their automobiles stay parked within the street.
The DPD driver is heard saying ‘f***ing fool’. Moments later, a person in an orange, high-visibility jacket will be heard shouting the phrase ‘bl***ie’ on the black DPD driver.
The DPD driver, incensed by the racist slur, then runs over to the person. A scuffle breaks out earlier than the courier is seen to stroll away.
The lorry driver has since been suspended, whereas DPD say an ‘amicable settlement’ has been reached between the 2 corporations.
The footage reveals the 2 males arguing following an incident on the A6 in Ardwick, close to Manchester metropolis centre, on Friday night
At the beginning of the video, the DPD driver is heard saying ‘f***ing fool’. Simply moments later, a person in an orange, high-visibility jacket will be heard shouting the phrase ‘bl***ie’ on the DPD driver.
The DPD driver then runs over to the person earlier than shouting: ‘What did you say?’
The lorry driver replies: ‘You referred to as me an fool.’ The DPD driver then responds: ‘Say it once more, say it once more.’
A skirmish ensues between the motive force and the DPD Courier. The lorry driver seems to seize onto the DPD employee, who in flip seems to growl and shouts ‘you are being carried out for assault’.
In the meantime, the DPD driver continues to answer ‘say it once more, say it once more’.
A 3rd man is then seen making an attempt to intervene, to calm the state of affairs down, earlier than the DPD driver returns to his van.
BCD Logistics, a container freight transport firm based mostly in Trafford Park, have been final evening approached for a remark.
The corporate is conscious of the video and that the employees member has been suspended, says Nationwide Transport Supervisor Jim Baker.
‘We’re appalled on the video. I’m shocked and disgusted,’ he informed the Manchester Evening News.
‘Our firm has a zero-tolerance coverage on this behaviour and the employees member was suspended instantly.
‘We opened a full investigation, which might be carried out. Disciplinary procedures will start as soon as now we have the outcomes of the investigation.
‘Now we have already been in contact with the corporate the gentleman works for, DPD.
A DPD spokesperson (pictured: Library picture of a DPD van) stated: ‘We don’t tolerate our drivers being abused for any cause.’
‘Now we have been totally clear with them and we’re doing our utmost to get this sorted as shortly as doable.
‘We’re not hiding behind something. It is on the market within the open and we’ll take care of it very strongly.’
A DPD spokesperson stated: ‘We don’t tolerate our drivers being abused for any cause.
‘Now we have investigated this incident, spoken to our driver, liaised with the third get together’s employer and between us reached an amicable settlement.
‘We’re content material that this matter is now resolved.’
As of Tuesday morning, July 3, the interior investigation at BCD Logistics continues.