Sunday, 6 May 2018

Spate of brazen attacks on police cars in North Solihull

DAMAGE: One of the vehicles attacked by vandals in North Solihull
Picture/West Midlands Police

POLICE cars have been deliberately targeted in a spate of recent incidents across North Solihull.
It was revealed this week that a total of seven vehicles had been damaged in the Castle Bromwich, Kingshurst and Smith's Wood area in the space of just four months.
In one particularly brazen attack in Green Lane, Castle Bromwich, vandals threw bricks through the window and then sped away on a motorbike.
Fortunately the student officer, inside the vehicle at the time, was uninjured in the incident, which happened on March 20.
A separate attack on April 25 - the most recent reported - resulted in a car suffering damage to two tyres and the front windscreen.
Sergeant Thomas Jones, from Solihull Police, said: "Not only is damaging a police vehicle a senseless and criminal act, it also has a massive impact on the community.
"Damaged vehicles have to be taken off the road to repair, reducing our ability to respond to calls for service."
If anyone has any information about these incidents, please contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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