A Chester -based ice cream van driver has been filmed having a heated argument with a rival.
The incident - between a driver for the L Lewis firm and another from Krazy Konez - took place on the road into Minera near Wrexham yesterday (Tuesday, May 24).
Tee Smith, 38, filmed the verbal onslaught from the L Lewis driver, which it was alleged included the phrase 'black boy' directed at the British Asian entrepreneur.
The L Lewis driver is also heard shouting “I know where you live” at Mr Smith, and claiming Mr Smith had called him a "fat *******".
But when approached by our sister paper, the Daily Post , Chester-based L Lewis said it was Mr Smith who was carrying on a campaign of harassment against their driver.
They said they were going to the police, claiming the footage had been 'staged and edited'.
Mr Smith told the Daily Post: “It’s getting a bit ridiculous and I’m not having it anymore. I shouldn’t be spoken to like that.
“He calls me a ‘black boy’ but he’s said a lot worse than that. I don’t know why he gets so irate. We’re both trying to earn a living and support our families.
“It’s been going on for more than nine months now but for the last four months he’s been getting really verbally abusive.
“I just want to drive past him and get on with it. I’ve got my job and he’s got his. I only do home deliveries and a lot of other things like desserts and cakes.
“I just want to carry on with my job. I recorded him because I’d had enough of being spoken to like that. It’s a free country.”
Mr Smith denied he had been harassing drivers from the rival firm.
A spokesman for L Lewis told the Daily Post: “L Lewis is an established 4th generation family run business founded in 1888.
“We are NSF-CMi accredited to higher level in Food Wholesaling, Storage and Distribution.
“Our staff have undergone hygiene training and between our team of approximately 17 staff we have over 400 years of experience in our trade. We are registered with the Ice Cream Alliance and have been members for over 60 years.
“We have a number of retail ice cream vans run by self employed and employed driver-salesmen who have worked with us regularly for many years.
“The incident in question is the culmination of 18 months of harassment by Tee Smith towards our driver . The video made by Tee Smith and posted on Facebook has been both staged and edited and does not represent the full picture.
“We have passed all details over to the police for their investigations.”