Police investigation as yobs let down tyres on paramedics car

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police have launched an investigation after mindless yobs let the tyres down on a paramedic’s car during a medical emergency.

The white Ford Focus fast response car had to be rescued by vehicle recovery after someone deflated one of the tyres in a potentially ”devastating” prank.

Paramedics were dealing with an incident in a cinema in Hemel Hempstead, Herts., when the damage was inflicted sometime between 7.50pm and 10.30pm on April 13.

Hertfordshire police said letting down the tyre of an ambulance vehicle is an offence under the Emergency Workers Act.

Investigating officer Pc Katy Cerit said: ”It is in essence an obstruction offence to prevent them carrying out their proper duty.

”Even though the damage to the tyre was not permanent, it affects the ability to use that vehicle at that time which could have had devastating results.”

Witnesses should call police on 0845 33 00 222.

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