As police officers worked at the scene of a traumatic sudden death this afternoon, their response car was subjected to a targeted attack by two motorcycle-riding yobs.
The police vehicle was parked in a quiet residential street in Merseyside when the officers were alerted to the suspects who pulled up to it and launched a large brick through the window.
Additional officers were called onto Beechwood housing estate at around 3.30pm today in search of the offenders but at this stage no arrests have been made.
Inspector Andy McLullich said he was “saddened” by the significant damage to one of his fleet.
“Our job is to keep you safe and this is what we get in return? It is really saddening to see someone could do this. It isn’t just a quick fix – this has left us one car down meaning less officers are able to patrol the streets, help vulnerable people and respond to incidents”, he commented.
Police forces across the country are dealing with increased demand on their services as the coronavirus lockdown continues.
“In a time where there is already a huge demand on all emergency services, it is shocking that this anti-social and careless behaviour carries on.
“Luckily the officers weren’t inside the car at the time, but they were dealing with a separate incident. Needless to say, this was unnecessary and shows the true nature of some people and their complete lack of respect for services currently going above and beyond to keep them safe.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101.