A marked police vehicle has been trashed by mindless morons as officers carried out a welfare check at a nearby address.
The incident happened yesterday evening (13th Jan) in Payton Road, Handsworth.
Officers had been called to an address to check on the welfare of a vulnerable adult.
As they spoke to the vulnerable person, their vehicle was trashed.
The front windscreen was smashed, as well as the driver’s window, the drivers wing-mirror and the blue-light bar on the roof.
The damage will cost taxpayers thousands of pounds.
Local 999 response team officers could also now be hampered in responding to emergency calls since they will now be down one vehicle.
Supt Gareth Morris, from Birmingham Police, said:
‘Extremely annoyed- whilst officers were in Payton Road, Handsworth last night checking on someone’s welfare, our car was maliciously damaged incl blue lights and roof.
‘If you know anything please contact us quoting log 2944 of 13/1
‘A car off the road puts people at risk.’
Anyone with any information is being encouraged to call the police via 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, then you call also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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