Footage has emerged on social media of the moment a moped rider attacks a police patrol vehicle as it waits at a set of traffic lights.
It was filmed at the traffic lights on Ferensway between Carr Lane and Anlaby Road in Hull and was posted on YouTube by the “Lock it or lose it” gang, who brag about stealing motorbikes from across Hull on social media.
In the footage (below), the rider repeatedly kicks the left side and front of the police car whilst the patrol vehicle is at a standstill.
The moped rider approaches the left-hand side of the response car and starts kicking at the front passenger side door.
The rider then moves himself to the front of the police car and continues to kick the car whilst the traffic lights are still red.
The police car edges forward as the moped rider continues the attack.
After a few moments, the lights change and the police car drives forward as the moped rider follows.
The moped rider can then be seen pulling a wheelie as it follows the police car off into the distance.
Three males were later arrested by the police following the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Peach, from Humberside Police, said:
“We are aware of footage circulating on social media which shows part of an incident where a person on a moped caused damage to a police car and threatened the PCSOs inside.
“The PCSO in the car called for back-up as they were unable to pursue the rider safely at that time. A patrol car quickly arrived along with the NPAS helicopter to offer support.
“Three teenage boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been arrested in connection with this incident.
“They have been released under investigation whilst investigations continue.
“This behaviour is totally unacceptable and we have teams continuously working hard to seize bikes that are being ridden illegally and bring offenders to justice through the force’s Operation Yellowfin.
“I want to take this opportunity to warn those people that choose to ride motorcycles anti-socially or illegally that we will not stand for it.
“We will find you and we will take action against you.”
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