Police vehicles targeted in violent attack

Police vehicles targeted in violent attack

Police vehicles targeted in violent attack

Two Humberside Police vehicles were badly and violently attacked while officers attempted to help vulnerable people in Hull.

The first incident occurred at around 12:05am this morning, Tuesday 11 August, as a police crew dealt with a suspected domestic abuse incident in Stratton Close, Hull.

Someone is thought to have climbed onto the bonnet of the police vehicle, deliberately smashing the windscreen.

The vehicle was towed away by a recovery truck.

Then, at 12.45am today a second man was seen jumping on the roof of a police vehicle vehicles in Morpeth Street, Hull.

At the time, officers were attempting to locate a vulnerable missing person.

The roof was so badly damaged that the vehicle could no longer be driven.

Again, the vehicle had to be towed away for repairs.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and resisting arrest.

His 41-year-old mum was also arrested on suspicion of racially abusing one of our officers at the scene.

Deputy Chief Constable Chris Rowley said:

“I do not and will not accept such wreckless attacks on our vehicles or my officers being abused in this way.

“They come to work to protect people and keep our communities safe and I want to make it really clear that we will not tolerate them being attacked for doing their job.

“Furthermore, having two vehicles taken out of action could have a serious impact on our ability to attend incidents and keep people safe.

“Anyone who believes they can get away with behaviour like this should think again. We will always look to take action and seek prosecution.”

If you have any information about either incident, please contact Humberside Police via their non-emergency 101 line, quoting log numbers 3 (Stratton Close) and 19 (Morpeth Street) of 11 August.

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