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An attack on a police car is an attack on a community

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An attack on a police car is an attack on a community

Two men have today been arrested after several card were damaged.

Resulting in a police car being taken out of action and unable to respond to emergency calls.

The police car had it’s windows smashed and written all over in a sickening attack on the community.

The police car was parked in Orchard Street in Weston-super-Mare.

Where it had the windows smashed and sprayed with graffiti.

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The two thugs spray painted the words “pig scum” on to the police car.

It is believed the damage occurred between 11.40pm on Sunday night (April 19) and about 12.15am on Monday morning (April 20).

Several other vehicles, including a van and motorbikes, were also found damaged in Worthy Place, Boulevard and Bristol Road Lower at approximately 12.30am on Monday morning.

Avon and Somerset Police said two men, aged 31 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

The 32-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of burglary and two public order offences.

He was taken into custody where he was also subsequently arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after allegedly biting one of them.

The officer did not sustain an injury and was able to continue their shift.

Both men have been released under investigation.

Detective Constable Carolyn Olsen said: “At a time when the overwhelming majority of people are showing their appreciation for the work of the emergency services, it is all the more disappointing to learn one of our own vehicles has been targeted and damaged in this way.

“We would urge anyone with information about the incidents to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information about the incidents is asked to call 101 or report it online and give reference number 5220086037.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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