Car used to keep kids safe has tyres slashed
‘MINDLESS’ ATTACK COMES AS OFFICERS VISIT SCHOOL TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO DANGEROUS PARKING
ALL four tyres on a council patrol car were slashed in a “mindless” act of vandalism – while officials were inside a school, trying to help keep children safe.
The car, used by community protection officers, was parked outside Haydn Primary School, in Sherwood, at 9.35am on Thursday.
The officers returned from teaching parents about parking safely during school pick-up and drop-off times to find their car tyres had been slashed.
Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the incident which happened on Haydn Road.
Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for community protection, Councillor Toby Neal, said: “Our civil enforcement officers go out every weekday to visit schools to speak to parents about parking safely and appropriately, and where necessary, enforcing against parking which can put children’s lives at risk.
“This is what they were doing at Haydn Primary School on Thursday morning when some mindless individual decided to slash all four tyres on their vehicle.
“It’s shocking that someone would do this and leave our team unable to continue their work to keep local children safe.
“It’s been reported to Nottinghamshire Police and if anyone knows anything about this incident I would urge them to contact the police so action can be taken.” Inspector Christine Busuttil, neighbourhood policing inspector for Sherwood at Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is a case of mindless vandalism against a council-owned vehicle which was in the area to help ensure the safety of pupils of the nearby primary school, their families and the wider community during what is obviously a very busy time of the day. “This is a crime against the whole community, as it is they - the very people the vehicle and council staff are there to protect who will inevitably have to pay to repair the damage, which is likely to run into hundreds of pounds.
“I would urge anyone with any information about who’s responsible for this crime to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 to report this, quoting incident number 239 of 11 October when they call.”
This is a case of mindless vandalism against a councilowned vehicle.
Inspector Christine Busuttil
The community protection car that had its tyres slashed outside Haydn Primary School, Sherwood