Lollipop man sues council for unfair dismissal after calling black colleague ‘King Kong’

A lollipop man suing Camden Council for sacking him after calling a black colleague “King Kong” today told of his “hell” since the dismissal as his claim entered a second day.

Jon Seymour, 46, who has helped children cross the road outside Carlton Primary School in Kentish Town for nearly 20 years, was sacked for gross misconduct for the alleged “threatening, racist and abusive” outburst during a row at the town hall.

But he says the dismissal was unfair and is seeking thousands of pounds in compensation claiming he was not being racist because he is also black.