A STREET cleaner who was assaulted by a tourist while working has been given a cheque for £350 from a Cornwall campaign group.

On their way to the 'All Under One Banner Kernow' march in St. Austell, members of the Kernow Matters team popped by to see Mr Colin Liddicoat and presented him with a cheque for £350 raised from a "Crowdfunder".

Mr Liddicoat, aged 56 years, is a street cleaner in the Fowey area employed by Biffa and subcontracted by Cornwall Council who was assaulted by a tourist during July whilst going about his daily duties.

Locals went to Colin's assistance and the police informed but so far the tourist remains untraced.

'Kernow Matters' has arranged for other tokens of appreciation to be presented to local workers and others assaulted by holiday makers this past two years as the incidents of rude and aggressive conduct by visitors has seen a dramatic increase.

Bouquets of flowers have been sent to receptionists and hotel staff who have been verbally abused and to one Cornish couple who very horribly insulted and threatened by on-line trolls for wanting to celebrate their marriage in Cornish.

A spokesperson for the Kernow Matters team said: "The original target of £100 resulted in £350 being raised with contributions from KMTU members and others as a sign that many local people care and were very concerned that a well respected public servant be subject of such thuggish behaviour."