A gang of teenagers vandalised parts of Kidderminster Hospital during a rampage which saw glass doors being smashed, fire extinguishers being set off and specialist equipment being damaged.
The vile act happened just before 0100 hours on Sunday 22nd March as an overstretched NHS battle to save the lives of people who have become infected with COVID-19.
West Mercia Police have appealed to the public for information and have asked drivers who might have been in the area at the time to check their dashcam footage.
A police spokesperson said:
“Around 1 am on the morning of Sunday, 22nd March, officers were called by Kidderminster General Hospital on Bewdley Road after a large group of teenagers smashed the glass doors and entered the hospital, setting off the alarms.
“The group then proceeded to set off fire extinguishers and break equipment around the hospital.”
Insp Dave King said:
“At this very challenging time for our healthcare system and wider emergency services, it is unacceptable for anyone to tamper, destroy or in any way hamper the effectiveness of hospital equipment or ambulances.
“An investigation is underway, and I would urge the public if they have any information to please come forward and get in touch.
“This behaviour will not be tolerated, and I call on the support of our community in identifying the culprits.
“If you have information, caught anything suspicious on your car dashcam footage between 12.30 am, and 2 am, please call us on 101 and quote incident 0020s 22nd March 2020.”
Alternatively, if you want to give information anonymously then call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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