A vital and life-saving emergency ambulance has had to be taken off of the road after mindless morons decided to attack it as it was being driven along Dibdale Road West, Dudley at around 7 pm on Thursday 11th Feb.
Thankfully, the crew were not injured, and there were no patients on board the vehicle at the time.
The cost of repairs, to be paid for by taxpayers, is thought to run into the 1,000’s of pounds.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that images from the vehicle’s onboard CCTV had been shared with West Midlands Police.
Anyone with any information that could help police identify the idiots responsible for the attack should contact West Midlands Police via their live chat on www.west-midlands.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 3566 of 11 February.
Stay up-to-date with more news from the front line by subscribing to our free newsletter. Subscribe by clicking HERE.
Got a story? Send your videos and pictures to email@example.com You can also find us on Twitter @ES_News_
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.
When and IF they are caught, as well as the punishment awarded by the court they are made to pay FULL restitution
for the damage they caused.
What other damage was there apart from a broken window? That window alone will not cost thousands to repair. While such behaviour is reprehensible and the culprits should be made to pay for it, the quoted cost of the damage seems excessive.
Of course, they will not pay for it. They will be charged some idiotic victim surcharge which they will probably ignore.
The current thinking on fines is upside down. If the state cannot get the cash, it simply gives up. What should happen is that the criminal should have all his or her possessions removed. That includes TV, Sky box, clothes, furniture apart from a table, chair and bed, smart phones, computers, games consoles, shoes, porn stash, the lot. The second hand value will be very low, but the cost to them will be very high. They will pay up quickly enough. Fines are supposed to be a punishment and for a punishment to work, it must hurt.
We must look at effective punishments. For mindless vandalism like this, the miscreants must pay a heavy price. Ideally, they should pay for not only the actual damage but also the associated on costs such as management time organising repairs and a relief vehicle and any other associated cost. Stone throwing would diminish very quickly.
If the criminals were non British, then the whole family would quickly realise that if their kids did not behave themselves, the whole family might be kicked out of the country. Of course, once the kids hit 18, we can sling them out anyway, which is what should happen.
Well said Kevan ,could not agree more
Don’t just throw the kids out, throw the parents out as well!